Medicare Advantage and Part D

From Medicare Advantage News - The first phase of a new provider directory accuracy pilot conducted by CMS’s Medicare Drug & Health Plan Contract Administration Group (MCAG) has turned up some concerning findings, namely the “excessive number” of providers listed in online directories that aren’t at those locations, according to officials who spoke at the Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan fall conference on Sept. 8. Read more

From Medicare Advantage News - After a surprising policy suspension that gave sanctioned plans like Cigna Corp. a break on their star quality ratings, CMS now is considering several adjustments to the star ratings program to account for sanctions and other actions, and floated three potential changes by attendees at its Medicare Advantage and Part D fall conference on Sept. 8. At the same time, the agency has made a series of tweaks to the… Read more

Medicare Advantage & Part D Blog

By Lauren Flynn Kelly - October 13, 2016
Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D plan sponsors on Oct. 1 were allowed to begin marketing new and existing products for the 2017 Annual Election Period (AEP) that begins on Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7. Competition appears to be particularly fierce in western Pennsylvania, judging from the slew...
By Lauren Flynn Kelly - September 26, 2016
Advanced data, analytics and social determinants of health were just a few of the running themes at the Medicaid Health Plans of America conference, which took place in Washington, D.C., from Sept. 21-23. Here’s what some of the speakers had to say on the importance of these elements in providing...
By Lauren Flynn Kelly - September 8, 2016
In that very rare intersection of my current job as a health care reporter and editor of AIS’s Medicare Advantage News and my former life as a soap opera journalist (yes, there is such a thing!), Cigna Corp. is using a handful of TV actors in a new advertising campaign aimed at encouraging people...

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