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August 25, 2017

This Week's Featured Stories

California Strategizes to Keep Exchange Plans for ‘Long Haul’

Stakeholders Urge Action on SNP Permanency, Enhanced Integration


This Week's Hot Topic

CMS has stepped up enforcement of Medicare Advantage rules forcing plan sponsors to keep provider directories updated and accurate — a task that is proving challenging for plans. Here’s a look at recent developments:

In Pursuit of Transparency, CMS Unveils Big Changes to Medicare Plan Finder

AHIP Report Shows Plan Woes in Keeping Directories Up-to-Date

CMS Provider Directory Review Results In 21 Warning Letters; Fines Could Follow


This Week's Headlines in the News

McConnell: Path On Healthcare ‘Murky’
The Hill, Aug. 21, 2017

Hospitals Are Clogged With Patients Struggling With Opioids
New York Times, Aug. 21, 2017

Macy's, Anthem, Cigna Mismanaged Wellness Plan, DOL Says
Bloomberg BNA, Aug. 18, 2017


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