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April 10, 2014

Recent Stories of Interest

From Medicare Advantage News - In the end, Medicare Advantage plans’ 2015 payment rates will be probably a little higher than observers had expected, albeit slightly lower than in 2014 under most estimates. But it was the way that CMS got to those payment levels in the final 2015 rate notice and MA and Part D Call Letter issued late April 7 that greatly surprised — and in some ways encouraged — industry actuaries and strategists queried by MAN. “This was a holy cow....I don’t think we saw all this coming,” says, for instance, Pat Dunks, a principal and consulting actuary in the Milwaukee-area office of Milliman. Read more

There are many major Medicare Advantage plan operators that consider the current… Read more

In a move that one industry observer calls the “tip of the… Read more

An indicator of the future direction of programs for Medicare-Medicaid dual eligibles… Read more

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April 10, 2014
CMS's Final 2015 MA Payment Notice and MA/Part D Call Letter

To view CMS's final 2015 Medicare Advantage payment-rates notice and MA/Part D Call Letter, click here

April 10, 2014
Michigan's MOU With CMS for Duals Demo

To view Michigan's Memorandum of Understanding with CMS for a Medicare-Medicaid dual eligible demonstration program, click here

April 3, 2014
CMS Approves Michigan Duals Demo
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