From Medicare Advantage News - A group of providers, patient-advocacy organizations and Medicare-Medicaid dual eligibles filed suit in California Superior Court in Sacramento this month in an effort to block the state’s CMS-backed duals initiative from proceeding. The judge in the case, Shelleyanne Chang, rejected the plaintiffs’ request for a temporary restraining order, but she did schedule a hearing on the lawsuit for Aug. 1. Read more
From Medicare Advantage News - A focus group of seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans this month turned up considerable dissatisfaction with both the information available for choosing MA plans and the customer service once they were in the plans. Members of the group also seemed to regard the relationship between their providers and the MA plans as almost adversarial and sided with their doctors, although a minority did cite some good experiences with their… Read more
From Medicare Advantage News - Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA), which already has landed about 10,000 members in the new CMS-backed initiative for Medicare-Medicaid dual eligibles in Massachusetts, will get a $10 million loan from a new nonprofit investment fund to help meet state reserve requirements that will soar in light of this huge growth. Read more
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