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June 1, 2017

Today's Featured Story    

AIS Survey Data Show Significant Growth in Medicaid Managed Care
Reprinted from MEDICARE ADVANTAGE NEWS

Medicaid enrollment has increased significantly over the past year and is the fastest growing health insurance sector, according to preliminary results from the annual research cycle for AIS’s Directory of Health Plans: 2017. With an average increase of 7.5% among the first 20 states to respond to AIS’s annual survey, researchers are discerning some prominent trends that could bode well for insurers in this sector.... Read Full Story

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Today's AIS Health Datapoint

1,320,356 ... is the number of lives enrolled in UnitedHealthcare's small group plans, leading the market in 2017. This represents an increase of almost 360,000 lives from 2016.

From AIS’s DIRECTORY OF HEALTH PLANS

 

People on the Move

Eric Huss will join Health Partners Plans as executive vice president of finance and administration. He most recently was chief financial officer at Clarus Healthcare, and also held leadership positions at UPMC Health System and Gateway Health….FirstCare Health Plans named Dr. Atheer Baldawi regional medical director for its Amarillo, Lubbock and Waco service areas. Prior to joining FirstCare, he served as a medical director for Killeen Metroplex Hospital in Killeen, Texas, and as an emergency medicine physician in several Central Texas hospitals. He also is on the faculty of Texas A&M Health Science Center, College of Medicine and a lecturer at the emergency medicine residency at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, Texas.

 

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