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April 24, 2017

Today's Featured Story    

Illinois Medicaid Seeks to Expand Managed Care With Fewer MCOs
Reprinted from MEDICARE ADVANTAGE NEWS

As part of an ongoing process to streamline its managed Medicaid program, the state of Illinois is in the midst of soliciting bids from insurers who will compete for a limited number of statewide contracts to serve a larger swath of Medicaid enrollees and meet certain quality objectives. Starting in 2018, the program will extend managed care to all 102 counties in Illinois, incorporate value-based payment models, enhance the integration of behavioral and physical health care and feature a competitive bidding process to serve a specified set of populations, including special needs children who are being added to the covered population.... Read Full Story

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Today's AIS Health Datapoint

1,556,676 ... is the number of enrollees in Covered California individual public exchange plans, a 10.27% increase from 2016’s figure of 1,411,664. All state-based exchanges except Minnesota and Rhode Island saw increases from 2016.

From AIS's HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE DATABASE

 

People on the Move

Navitas Life Sciences appointed Dr. Krishnan Rajagopalan chief growth officer. He has over two decades of experience in life sciences, including functional domain and technology consulting, advisory services and P&L management, at companies such as Infosys and Cognizant Life Sciences, USA….Fuzion promoted Barry Staldine to president and CEO. He joined Fuzion in 2015 as vice president of business management, and then served as chief operating officer…. New Century Health named Paul Marchetti chief growth officer. He has over 25 years of experience in leading service delivery transformation for health plans and health systems including Aetna, United Healthcare, Horizon Healthcare and Physician Health Services.

 

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