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Physicians still waiting for guidance on Medicare ID card changes

Physicians still waiting for guidance on Medicare ID card changes

Medical practices around the country are uncertain how to prepare for the upcoming removal of Social Security numbers from Medicare ID cards because the CMS has failed to provide clear guidance. The change could affect their billing privileges and patients' access to care.

HealthPlus' integration into Henry Ford's HAP a turnaround story

HealthPlus' integration into Henry Ford's HAP a turnaround story

As its former CEO, Dr. Michael Genord, oversaw the effort to turn around the financial and operational health of Flint-based insurer HealthPlus of Michigan before the commercial and Medicare business was sold to Health Alliance Plan. As CEO of HAP Midwest Health Plan, Genord was again a key player.

Bending the cost curve on high-risk patients

Bending the cost curve on high-risk patients

While nearly all plans have some kind of program aimed at managing high-risk patients, not all of them are able to successfully reduce costs. Effective programs require a "high-touch, labor-intensive model" where care teams meet patients in settings other than the hospital or clinic.

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