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February 2, 2017

Today's Featured Story    

California Pursues Extension of Cal MediConnect Duals Demo

The latest budget estimate from the California Department of Finance concluded that the state’s Coordinated Care Initiative, which includes the CMS-backed Cal MediConnect (CMC) duals demonstration, is not cost effective, meaning CCI will officially end in a year. But the Dept. of Health Care Services (DHCS) this month said it remains committed to the demo and plans to make certain modifications to continue being able to coordinate medical, behavioral health, long-term services and supports (LTSS) and home and community-based services through a single health plan for Medicare-Medicaid beneficiaries.... Read Full Story


Today's AIS Health Datapoint

$27 ... is the average in-network copay requirement for an in-network primary care physician visit covered by a small-group plan in 2017. 81% of small-group plans require a member copay ranging from $3 to $90 for PCP visits.



People on the Move

Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. appointed Ranch C. Kimball chairman of the board of directors. Kimball previously was CEO of Joslin Diabetes Center. He replaces Daniel Kazado, who will remain as a director….Baptist Health System named Trip Pilgrim CEO. Pilgrim previously held that position held from 2005 to 2009.  Current CEO Graham Reeve will assume the title of president and chief operating officer….David Norris, M.D., chairman of the department of dermatology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, was appointed president of the American Skin Association. He takes over from Philip Prioleau, M.D., who has held the position since 2014.


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