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August 25, 2017

This Week's Featured Stories

California Strategizes to Keep Exchange Plans for ‘Long Haul’
HEALTH PLAN WEEK

Stakeholders Urge Action on SNP Permanency, Enhanced Integration
MEDICARE ADVANTAGE NEWS

AHIP

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
MEDICARE ADVANTAGE NEWS

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

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

 

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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