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December 13, 2017
Headlines in the News
The Associated Press, Dec. 11, 2017
Today's AIS Health Datapoint
61 ... duals plans scoring 4.5 or higher on their CMS Star Ratings were able to improve their score by at least half a point from last year. Two Senior Whole Health plans in Massachusetts improved their overall rating from 3.5 to 4.5.
AIS's Medicare and Medicaid Market Data: Enrollment, Premium Rates, Benefit Designs and Strategies of Medicare and Medicaid Plans

Quote of the Day
“We’re all to some extent a little promiscuous.…All of our agreements, whether they have an outcomes-based component or not, can be changed.”
— Michael Sherman, M.D., chief medical officer at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Inc., said when asked if his plan would talk to other pharmaceutical companies about outcomes-based deals despite already having some in place.

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