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October 25, 2017
Headlines in the News
The Washington Post, Oct. 20, 2017
Quest Diagnostics

Today's AIS Health Datapoint
400,000 ... is the number of self-funded lives transferred from UnitedHealthcare to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, resulting from a state government contract won by the Blues plan, effective Sept. 1. This contract gain lifts BCBSTX's total medical enrollment above 5 million.

Quote of the Day
“Even at a time of all this ambitious big picture delivery system reform, sweat the small stuff, because the stuff that often feels really small to a health plan and to CMS sometimes is often the biggest thing in the world to your members.”
— Tim Engelhardt, director of the CMS Federal Coordinated Healthcare Office, told attendees at America’s Health Insurance Plans' National Conferences on Medicare, Medicaid and Duals

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