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Topic: Star Ratings
It’s Christmas in October (and Hanukkah, too) if you’ve been waiting for the revised 2015-2016 Program Audit process and protocols. Let’s get right down to it!
The leaves are changing colors, pumpkins are out on every front stoop, and the brisk weather signifies fall is in full swing. It also means we are in the midst of application season for health plans wanting to expand their geographic footprint. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has put provider networks front and center under the bright spotlight, and Medicare Advantage (MA) plans need to be even more vigilant in managing their largest asset. Regardless of the size and scope of the organization, your plan’s network adequacy and accessibility is a cornerstone of any new initiative.
Now that you have digested the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) announcement on the proposed demonstration for high-value benefit designs, the clock is ticking on determining an optimal set of benefits prior to the CMS deadline of November 15, 2015.