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March 23, 2017

Today's Featured Story

CMS Proposes to Give Three Duals Demos More Time to Bear Fruit

Recognizing “early signs of progress” from the first three Financial Alignment Initiative (FAI) demonstrations to serve dual-eligible beneficiaries, CMS on Jan. 19 offered the states of Massachusetts, Minnesota and Washington an opportunity to extend the scheduled end dates of their demos for two additional years. This is the second extension CMS has offered to states participating in the duals demos, and will give CMS and the three states the additional time needed to evaluate whether the programs meet certain quality and cost savings goals and should be made permanent.... Read Full Story

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Today's AIS Health Datapoint

1,451,634 ... members is the size of Cigna Corporation’s largest market, Texas. Had the insurer successfully combined with Anthem, Inc., the two companies would have had 2,188,306 members in the state, based on 2016 enrollment.



People on the Move

HealthLevel hired Glenn Keet as president and COO. Keet was most recently CEO of Clinovo and earlier in his career led business development for Optum's Health Care Cloud….Gateway Health said Chief Medical Officer Michael Madden, M.D., will retire in April 2017. He will be succeeded by Steven E. Szebenyi, M.D., who is now the senior vice president of healthcare management and chief medical officer for Health Partners Plans….AxisPoint Health appointed Virginia Gurley, M.D., chief medical officer. She previously served as vice president and senior medical director at Healthways, and also held senior roles at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and McKesson Corporation.


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