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May 19, 2017

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

Studies Show Diabetes Members’ Overall Costs, Benefits of Statins

CMS Reports Show Disparities in Care by Ethnicity, Gender, Race


This Week's Hot Topic

Here’s a look at Medicare Advantage plans’ efforts to build products that align with CMS’s Value-Based Insurance Design model:

MAOs Do Heavy Lifting to Stand Up VBID Models in Hopes of Achieving Outcomes

Second Year of MA VBID Model Will Cover More States, Conditions

2018 VBID Model MAOs May Tailor Benefits to Multiple Conditions


This Week's Headlines in the News

UnitedHealth will close Harken Health, its gamble on primary care
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, May 16, 2017

CMS Announces Plans To Effectively End The SHOP Exchange
Health Affairs, May 15, 2017

Optum to snap up Mass. physician group
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, May 15, 2017


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