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September 7, 2017

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As Congress Looks at ACA Again, Waivers Are Next Wave in Medicaid
Reprinted from HEALTH PLAN WEEK

Congress has set the stage for a September return to debate on stabilizing the individual health insurance market, with major changes to Medicaid funding or expansion taking a back seat. But industry experts warn that health plans and other stakeholders should keep a close eye on conservative-minded Medicaid waivers that states may use to scale back enrollment and eligibility.... Read Full Story

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11.99% ... is the percentage increase of enrollment in West Virginia's four Medicaid managed care plans since the first quarter of 2017. Since the state began transitioning SSI Medicaid members to managed care plans in January, fee-for-service enrollment has dropped 35.35%.



People on the Move

SCAN Health Plan appointed two new medical directors. Magda Lenartowicz, M.D., will collaborate with the healthcare services and quality improvement teams at SCAN, and oversee clinical programs for Independence at Home. And Terence Offenberger, M.D., will provide clinical direction across SCAN Health Plan staff and contracted providers. Lenartowicz most recently served as medical director at a comprehensive geriatric inpatient service in Southern California and continues her clinical work as a hospice and palliative care physician with Rozeroom Hospice. Offenberger previously served as the Southern California market medical director for United Health Plan, and also held positions at UnitedHealthcare, Kaiser, Anthem Blue Cross, and MemorialCare Medical Group….Concept Life Sciences named John Handley chief operating officer. He most recently was president of EMEA Operations at Envigo.


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