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April 12, 2017

Headlines in the News

Is Iowa's ACA insurance market a sign of what's to come nationally?
Mason City Globe Gazette, April 9, 2017

Cigna, Major Dialysis Company Partner To Improve Care
Hartford Courant, April 6, 2017

CMS chief won't weigh in on Kentucky Medicaid mandate
Kaiser Health News, April 6, 2017

Today's AIS Health Datapoint

1,466,469 ... people are enrolled in Louisiana's five Medicaid managed care plans, a 35% increase within a year of the state's Medicaid expansion.

From AIS’s DIRECTORY OF HEALTH PLANS (Preliminary research from the 2017 edition.)

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Quote of the Day

“Our advice to them is look through MACRA to MA because that’s where the market’s going. I’m not necessarily recommending they start their own MA plan, but [we’re trying to demonstrate] that they can pull multiple levers to get the alignment across all senior markets.”

— Cary Badger, a principal with HealthScape Advisors, tells Medicare Advantage News.

Click here to read the MEDICARE ADVANTAGE NEWS article in which this quote appeared — "MA Providers Weigh More Risk, Revenue-Generating Potential of Plan Ownership" (Free for MAN subscribers; $17 for non-subscribers.)


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