Medicare Advantage and Part D

From Medicare Advantage News - As part of a major overhaul of its managed Medicaid program, Illinois intends to combine multiple managed care programs and extend them statewide through contracts awarded to five managed care organizations, down from 12 that currently serve the program. The state will contract with CountyCare Health Plan under a separate option to cover only Cook County. The Illinois Dept. of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) on Aug. Read more

From Medicare Advantage News - As lawmakers break this month from contemplating the future of the Affordable Care Act (see story, p. 1), Congress has another pressing health care issue to address: the permanency (or lack thereof) of Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans (SNPs). At the same time the Senate was heatedly debating repeal-and-replace scenarios, a subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee on July 26 held a hearing to examine the extension of… Read more

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