North Carolina’s HHS-backed Health Care Venture

What if instead of paying doctors based on their number of visits with patients we paid them based on how well they improved the health of their patient? Say how well they controlled a diabetic patient’s blood sugar or a heart attack patient’s cholesterol?

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CMS Recap: Star Ratings, Declining Enrollment, Declining Premiums

Between the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’s (CMS’s) recent release of the Early 2019 Effectuated Enrollment Report and the Trends in Subsidized and Unsubsidized Enrollment Report and CMS’s newly…

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MESC Recap: Day 3 & 4

The Medicaid Enterprises Systems Conference (MESC) ended on a positive note by discussing how analytics has been used by state Medicaid agencies to solve the opioid crisis and how Florida has successfully modernized its member service experience.

In case you were not able to attend, here is our recap of the key topics discussed:

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MESC Recap: Day 2 & 3

The Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC) continued day 2 and day 3 by discussing the most pertinent issues facing Medicaid: modularity, user acceptance testing, automation, mobility and enterprise transformation. Attendees are addressing state challenges and keeping the Medicaid modernization at the forefront of proposed solutions.   

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MESC Recap: Day 1 & 2

The Medicaid Enterprises Systems Conference (MESC) kicked off with a series of sessions pushing attendees to think about how to improve health care, Medicaid, and associated technologies. Set in Chicago, Illinois, the conference is an annual meeting for state, federal and private sector individuals to provide opportunities for the exchange of ideas related to Medicaid systems and health policy affected by those systems.

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A Prescription for a Passport? Health Plans Covering Medical Tourism

No longer limited to the wealthy pursuing cosmetic surgeries and cutting-edge treatments overseas, medical tourism has become a solution for the low-income and uninsured. 1.9 million Americans will travel outside the U.S. for medical care this year, according to Patients Beyond Borders.  

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