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March 8, 2017

Headlines in the News

WellCare faces $1.17 million CMS fine over plan oversight woes
Modern Healthcare, March 2, 2017

Cigna reverses course, says Anthem merger should be approved
Healthcare Dive, March 3, 2017

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC execs get $1 million-plus bonuses despite technology fiasco
The News and Observer, March 1, 2017

Mom's Meals Nourish Care

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.


Quote of the Day

“It is the conversion of some of these ACOs to physician-owned health plans or provider-sponsored health plans. We are seeing a lot more activity there this year.”

— Bill DeMarco, principal at Pendulum HealthCare Development Corp. in Rockford, Ill., speaking to Health Plan Week on why provider groups could be a merger and acquisition “wild card.”

Click here to read the HEALTH PLAN WEEK article in which this quote appeared — "Death of Merger Mania Gives Way to New Reality for Health Plans’ Growth Strategies" (Free for HPW subscribers; $17 for non-subscribers.)


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