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August 28, 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 28, 2014
Virginia's July 2014 Duals Demo Enrollment Data

To view Virginia's July 2014 enrollment data for its Commonwealth Community Care demonstration program for Medicare-Medicaid dual eligibles, click here

August 28, 2014
SummaCare Sanctions Letter From CMS

To view CMS's August 2014 letter imposing marketing and enrollment sanctions on SummaCare, click here

August 28, 2014
Avalere's Study on MTM Prevalence in Part D

To view Avalere Health LLC's new study on the usage of medication therapy management programs in Part D, click here

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