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July 2, 2015

Recent Stories of Interest

From Medicare Advantage News - In an unsurprising decision but one that raised new doubts about the viability of the huge CMS-backed demonstration program for Medicare-Medicaid dual eligibles, Fallon Total Care said in mid-June that it would exit the Massachusetts duals demo for financial reasons on Sept. 30. This would leave only two plans in a state that initially selected six insurers to participate in the nation’s first CMS-funded duals demo but in which three of those chosen dropped out before the program began in late 2013 (MAN 7/25/13, p. 1). Read more

A highly rated Medicare Advantage plan operator in Michigan has used an… Read more

The likelihood that Medicare Advantage plans’ risk-score documentation practices will have to… Read more

Four years after the insurer exited the Medicare Advantage market because all… Read more

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July 1, 2015
California State Auditor's Report on Access Problems in Medi-Cal Managed Care

To view the California state auditor's June 16, 2015, report criticizing provider-network access for Medi-Cal managed care beneficiaries and state regulatory agencies' response to the criticisms, click here

July 1, 2015
CMS Presentation on Part D MTM Pilot Program

To view the June 16 presentation handouts of CMS's Rebecca Walden on the upcoming medication therapy management program for Medicare Part D plans, click here

June 18, 2015
Fallon Bails on Mass. Duals Demo

Fallon Health dropped out of Massachusetts' duals demo over financial concerns.

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