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Executive Briefing | January 9, 2024

Four Pressures Shaping Health Plans in 2024

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Health plans are confronting significant pressure to their financial sustainability, including rising costs, new regulations, and increased competition. Rising medical costs remains an ongoing challenge, with medical expenses outpacing projections in 2023 driven by factors such as post-COVID demand, network…

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Executive Briefing | November 27, 2023

Medicare Advantage Dental Benefit Compare Tool 2024 Insights

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released data that highlights the benefit designs of 2024 Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, inclusive of each MA product’s dental offering. To help our clients understand the results, HealthScape has quickly ingested…

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Executive Brief | November 2, 2023

2024 Star Rating Analysis: The Story Lies Beyond the Outliers

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Introduction The recent publication of 2024 Medicare Advantage (MA) Star ratings confirmed that the regulatory and operating environment for this program will challenge health plans (especially compared to past years) as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) shifts…

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Executive Briefing | February 2, 2023

Health Plan Outlook for 2023: Market Trends Become Mainstream

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In the past few years, the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated our attention, disrupting traditional healthcare delivery and access. During this time, member access to care was largely focused on adapting and responding to the pandemic. Now that the industry has largely reached stabilization…

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Executive Briefing | December 8, 2022

Medicare Advantage Dental Benefit Compare Tool 2023 Insights

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released data that highlights the benefit designs of 2023 Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, inclusive of each MA product’s dental offering. To help our clients understand the results, HealthScape Advisors has quickly ingested the…

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Article | August 2022

ACO REACH Model Program Updates – ‘Do Nothing’ is Not a Strategy

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center recently introduced the Accountable Care Organization Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health (ACO REACH) Model as a redesign of the Global Professional Direct Contracting Model (GPDC). The move represents the…

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Executive Briefing | May 6, 2022

2022 Medicare Advantage Dental Benefits in Review

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Medicare Advantage (MA)—the alternative to traditional Medicare which allows seniors to receive Part A and B benefits through private insurance—continues to rise in popularity. As of April 2022, almost half (46%)¹ of all Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in an MA plan.…

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Article | March 7, 2022

ACO REACH Model: Implications for Providers and Plans

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center recently provided long- awaited clarification on the status of the Direct Contracting program. CMS has formally canceled the Geographic Direct Contracting Model (Geo) and is phasing out the Global and…

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Executive Briefing | January 13, 2022

Health Plan Success Drivers in 2022 (A Renewed Focus on Performance and Execution)

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Every January, we provide our perspective on areas of increasing importance and value for health plans for the upcoming year. Our prospective view of 2021 focused on the need for health plans to strike a balance between innovation and investment…

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Article | December 16, 2021

Rewards and Incentives Rule Has Compliance, Stars Implications

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Reprinted with AIS Health permission from the December 16, 2021, issue of RADAR on Medicare Advantage Although it may have gone largely unnoticed by Medicare Advantage plans this year, a clarification regarding rewards and incentives (R&I) programs embedded in an…

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