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September 25, 2014

Recent Stories of Interest

From Medicare Advantage News - The biggest news in the 2015 Medicare Advantage and stand-alone Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) “landscape files” that CMS released Sept. 18 is what didn’t happen. Despite the substantial cuts in MA plan payments coming for the vast majority of sponsors next year, there aren’t many plan exits, and premium increases generally are fairly low. Even benefit reductions, which look to be the main channel for MA plan efforts to offset some payment reductions for 2015, appeared to be mainly small in the files that show the products to be offered in each service area, along with their premiums. Read more

MVP Health Care said this month it is dropping for 2015 Medicare… Read more

In a major victory for Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans (SNPs) and… Read more

Opponents this month filed a second lawsuit aimed at blocking and reversing… Read more

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September 26, 2014
NCQA's Medicaid Plan Rankings for 2014-2015

To view NCQA's September 2014 rankings of the top 10 Medicaid plans for 2014-2015, click here

September 26, 2014
NCQA's Rankings of Medicare Plans for 2014-2015

To view NCQA's September 2014 list of its top 10 Medicare plans for 2014 to 2015, click here

September 18, 2014
CMS Releases 2015 MA and PDP Landscape Files

CMS releases 2015 MA and PDP landscape files. http://tinyurl.com/p6uwgpz

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