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August 7, 2014

Recent Stories of Interest

From Medicare Advantage News - If there was one common theme coming from the second-quarter earnings conference calls of publicly held Medicare Advantage plan operators late last month, it may be that now is the time for the insurers to take strong actions to deal with the MA payment-rate crunch. This theme took different forms with different operators as, for instance, Universal American Corp. in its call July 29 told investors it will sell the low-margin Oklahoma MA plan and did not submit 2015 bids to CMS to continue serving any of its “non-core” MA areas. Read more

CMS on July 16 took another step in the move toward the… Read more

The initial data on enrollment in states’ CMS-backed initiatives to integrate care… Read more

A focus group of seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans this month… Read more

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August 7, 2014
California Court Ruling on Suit to Block Implementation of Duals Initiative

To view the California Superior Court Aug. 1 ruling denying a preliminary injunction on a suit to block implementation of the state's demonstration for Medicare-Medicaid dual eligible, click here

August 7, 2014
CMS's 2015 Part D Benchmarks

To view CMS's July 31 memo detailing the 2015 Medicare Part D benchmarks, click here

August 7, 2014
CMS's Statement of Work on MA RAC Audits

To view CMS's July 16, 2014, Statement of Work for Medicare Advantage Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) audits, click here

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