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August 17, 2017

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CareSource Attracts, Retains Customers With Life Services
Reprinted from HEALTH PLAN WEEK

With the changes in the market luring physician practices and long-term care organizations to jump into the Medicaid managed care business, churn is one obstacle among many to overcome. But one health plan has found a way to attract and retain members through a life coaching and assistance program called Life Services. An Optum white paper says retention in the Medicaid sector is difficult, but not impossible, with good care coordination and other strategies.... Read Full Story

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Today's AIS Health Datapoint

58% ... is the decrease in the number of U.S. counties without an exchange carrier between July 12 and Aug. 9, according to CMS, dropping from 40 to 17. The number of projected exchange participants without coverage dropped 65%, from 27,660 to 9,595.



People on the Move

UnitedHealth Group CEO Stephen Hemsley is retiring on Sept. 1, and will be succeeded by David Wichmann, the insurer’s president. Hemsley will remain as executive board chairman….Kevin Counihan, CEO of and former CEO of Access Health Connecticut, is joining Centene Corp. to lead its Midwestern market….Kaiser Permanente Hawaii appointed Daniel Shaw vice president and chief financial officer. He joined Kaiser Permanente in 2001 and was named the Hawaii plan’s interim CFO in April 2017.


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