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June 13, 2017

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Here’s a look at insurers’ recent investments in telehealth resources:

CHRONIC Care Act Contains Promise of Expanded Telehealth, Other Benefits in MA
At a time when congressional leaders are notoriously at odds over health care reform, one piece of health care-related legislation that has received bipartisan support is the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic Care Act of 2017...

U.S. Telehealth Expansion Faces Questions, But Insurers Boost Offerings for Members
Despite some apparent confusion concerning the FBI’s interpretation of a Minnesota telemedicine law, states are making progress in the implementation of an Interstate Medical Licensure Compact...

Telehealth Strategies Move Into New Areas For Insurers Once Focused on Just Cost
Telehealth shows great promise and is increasingly being reimbursed by commercial and government payers, but the strategies for how to show a return on investment may be headed in unexpected territories...

Today's AIS Health Datapoint

76% ... is the national managed care penetration, based on an average of all 50 states and Washington, D.C., with overall enrollment rising an average of 1.48% per state. New Hampshire had the highest enrollment increase at 33.78%.


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Quote of the Day

“North Carolina is the last big state to not have converted to managed care at least for its [Temporary Assistance for Needy Families] population, and a lot of companies now see Medicaid managed care as an important business opportunity, so this is now on a considerable number of companies’ targets. And the way things are taking shape, the competition is really building for the statewide contracts.”

— Bob Atlas, president of the EBG Advisors consulting unit of health care law firm Epstein, Becker & Green, explains to Medicare Advantage News why insurers are laying the groundwork to win North Carolina Medicaid contracts.

Click here to read the MEDICARE ADVANTAGE NEWS article in which this quote appeared — "Insurers Form Pacts, Set Stage For NC Medicaid Transformation" (Free for MAN subscribers; $17 for non-subscribers.)


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