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April 7, 2017

This Week's Featured Stories   AIS E-Savings Club Weekly Specials

Exchanges Need $8B in 2018 for Reinsurance, Aetna Tells CMS

MedPAC Report Suggests Balancing of Star Ratings, Plan Payments


This Week's Hot Topic

Here’s a look at efforts by Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans for dual eligible beneficiaries to reform the star ratings program:

SNPs Hope for Permanency, Stars Fixes, Enhanced Dual Integration

ASPE Report Supports Case for Long-Term Stars Changes for Duals

Minimal Impact of SES Adjustment on 2017 Stars May Prompt Further Research


This Week's Headlines in the News

Iowa Blue Cross ending Wellmark plans
Omaha World-Herald, April 4, 2017

Court will let UnitedHealth sue CMS over Medicare Advantage rule
Fierce Healthcare, April 3, 2017

Walgreens And Blue Cross-Owned PBM Launch New Company
Forbes, April 3, 2017


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