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February 27, 2017

Today's Featured Story

Block Grants Would Slash Federal Medicaid Budget, Constrain Growth
Reprinted from HEALTH PLAN WEEK

Moving Medicaid to a block-grant program could cut federal spending by $150 billion over five years, while switching to a per capita cap model would trim costs by $110 billion, according to an analysis from Avalere Health. But states, particularly those that expanded Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), could see shrinking federal dollars under either scenario, which could prompt them to cut enrollment, limit benefits, or reduce payment rates to providers and insurance carriers.... Read Full Story

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Today's AIS Health Datapoint

16.41% ... of all 424,029 enrollees in CMS' Medicare-Medicaid Dual Eligibles demonstrations are enrolled in the Ohio Duals Demo plan. Ohio has the second highest number of enrollees in CMS demos, after California.



People on the Move

Cota, Inc. appointed John Hervey CEO, succeeding Eric Schultz, who will assume the role of president. Hervey joined Cota's board of directors in 2013 and joined the executive team in 2016….Longitude Capital promoted Josh Richardson, M.D., to managing director, focusing on investments in biotechnology companies. Richardson originally joined Longitude Capital in 2011 from McKinsey & Company….Medinol named Harvey J. Berger, M.D., executive chairman of Medinol US Inc. He is founder and past chairman and CEO of ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


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