Topic: Medicaid

Medical Loss Ratio Concern in CMS Proposed Medicaid Rule

Sunmi Janicek

The much anticipated Medicaid regulation from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been released, which aims at helping align regulations for managed care plans, creating a dynamic shift in how the Medicaid business will be handled moving forward.

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Stand Tall Amongst Competition: Key to Success in Medicaid is Clear

Mayling Naputi

Health plans diligently strive to be the best and first choice for delivering excellent healthcare services.  Many seek accreditation with various organizations such as the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC), and, most recently, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA) as confirmation they provide their members with the utmost quality healthcare services.

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The $64,000 Question in Star Ratings

Melissa Smith

As we wrap up the 2nd quarter, health plan leaders across the country are beginning to ask their Star Leaders the $64,000 question:  “Are we on track to achieve a 4-Star Rating this year?”

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The Imminent Medicaid Mega-Reg is Gonna be “Epic”

John Gorman

For the last several weeks health policy nerds have been anxiously awaiting the release of the long-awaited Medicaid managed care proposed rule, the first from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in 13 years. We’re coming to call it the “mega-reg” here.  Friday at the Congressional advisory MACPAC meeting, Commissioners were widely quoting  the term “epic” used by Jeff Myers, CEO of Medicaid Health Plans of America, in a recent National Journal article.

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You’re Doing it Wrong in Care Management

John Gorman

An important paper recently released in the American Journal of Managed Care shattered the notion that care management can save money on high utilizers. The article reviewed recent studies of the effectiveness of health plan care management programs and found that, while many studies show significant savings, more rigorous studies concluded that savings were “limited or nonexistent.”  Mind. Blown.

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19 Lessons from 19 Years

John Gorman

Nineteen years ago this week, I left the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), now the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of Managed Care, to launch what would become Gorman Health Group.  Time has flown, the company has grown, and my backside sewn with hard lessons about our industry and government health programs.  Here are 19 lessons I’ve learned in those 19 years. Read more

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Gorman Health Group Client Forum Takeaways: Government Programs are Booming, Bar is Rising

John Gorman

We just wrapped our best-ever Gorman Health Group 2015 Client Forum at National Harbor with over 200 of our closest clients and partners.  There was both great and tough news, so here’s a few takeaways, including a couple stunners: Read more

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