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November 12, 2015

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From Medicare Advantage News - Trade groups representing Medicare Advantage plans with large percentages of Medicare-Medicaid dual-eligible members say they’re very encouraged by an Oct. 28 CMS memo stating it’s considering a major revision in risk adjustment for 2017 that would pay different rates for full and partial duals. But industry consultants caution that until CMS furnishes the “coefficients” it will use in the new model classifications, plans won’t know for sure whether they will benefit from the new system. Read more

It was somewhat of a mixed bag for Medicare Advantage sponsors in… Read more

CMS expects to propose soon policy changes governing risk adjustment in plans… Read more

Both Medicare and Medicaid managed care insurers and their trade groups are… Read more

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December 1, 2015
Pa. Supreme Court Says UPMC Can’t Drop Highmark for MA Yet

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that UPMC has to treat Highmark 's ‎Medicare Advantage‬ members as in-network until a consent decree expires.

November 17, 2015
CMS's Nov. 12 Memo on Star Ratings 'Enhancements' for 2017

To view CMS's Nov. 12 memo on possible enhancements and other changes to the star quality ratings for 2017 and beyond, click here

November 13, 2015
CMS Nov. 12 Memo Altering Payment Rates for Duals Plans

To view CMS's Nov. 12 memo altering payment rates for Medicare-Medicaid dual eligible plans for 2016, click here

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