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July 10, 2014

Recent Stories of Interest

From Medicare Advantage News - There isn’t much in the way of major changes in the final Medicare Marketing Guidelines (MMG) for 2015 that CMS released June 17, consultants and marketing firms queried by MAN seem to agree. But the agency did for the first time clarify some of what Medicare Advantage and Part D plans “can and can’t do on social media,” notes Mary Kaye Thibert, senior vice president, sales, marketing and strategy at consulting firm Gorman Health Group, LLC. Read more

A flurry of additional mass terminations of physicians from Medicare Advantage networks… Read more

Once again focusing on hot-button issues such as access to prescription drugs… Read more

Influenced by continued reports that average risk scores at — and thus… Read more

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July 10, 2014
Milliman's 'High-Value Networks' Report for AHIP

To view Milliman's July 1 report for America's Health Insurance Plans on the role of "high-value provider networks," click here

June 20, 2014
CMS's 2015 MA and Part D Marketing Guidance

To view the 2015 final Medicare Advantage and Part D marketing guidance CMS issued June 17, click here

June 19, 2014
OIG Report on Paying MA Plans for Confined Beneficiaries

To view the HHS Office of Inspector General's June 2014 report recommending barring payments to MA plans for some members confined in mental health facilities, click here

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