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June 29, 2017

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Most Plans Have — or Are Negotiating — Outcomes-based Contracts
Reprinted from HEALTH PLAN WEEK

Health plans’ interest in outcomes-based contracting (OBC) has never been higher, industry consultants at Avalere Health told a recent webinar. Nationwide, 24% of plans have one or more OBC in place and another 30% are currently negotiating for one or more such agreement. That’s according to the firm’s survey, released in late May, of 45 plans covering 183 million lives.... Read Full Story

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32.51% ... of Medicare Advantage members as of June 2017 are enrolled in a contract with a 4.5-or-higher Star Rating. Only 0.89% are enrolled in contracts with a 2.5 Star Rating.



People on the Move

Highmark Health unit Allegheny Health Network promoted Christopher Clark, D.O., to president of Saint Vincent Hospital. He has served in several leadership roles at the hospital over the past decade, including senior vice president of medical affairs, chief quality officer, associate chief medical officer and director of continuing medical education….Clear Guide Medical, Inc. appointed Bob Cathcart CEO. He most recently was senior vice president of global sales at Hansen Medical….Kyruus named Erin Jospe, M.D., chief medical officer. She previously was chief medical officer at PatientKeeper.


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