Novu Health Engagement Blog

Ben Wright

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Upcoming CMS guidance for Medicaid and what it means for your health plan

Ben Wright

What’s coming

The Medicare market has demonstrated that an overall quality rating system like CMS Star ratings is a major game-changer for plan performance, member engagement strategies, and plan bottom line. And it’s no secret that a similar system is on the...

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New DHHS regulations and what they mean for your plan’s member engagement strategy

Ben Wright

 

As the health care landscape continues to evolve, so do industry regulations. The latest development?  New regulations were released last week by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), bringing new exceptions and clarification to current...

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What new CMS reporting requirements mean for your rewards and incentives program

Ben Wright

No time to read all 81 pages of the newly released Medicare-Medicaid Capitated Financial Alignment Model Reporting Requirements (let alone the title)? No problem. Here’s the section on CY 2016 MMP core reporting requirements for rewards and incentives programs...

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How to optimize your Medical Loss Ratio

Ben Wright

We optimize the MLR numerator. So can you. Let’s talk about how. 

For Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, one of the most significant influences on expenditures and profit is the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) rule. This rule requires that MA plans spend at least 85% of...

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Preparing Your CY 2017 Medicare Advantage Bid

Ben Wright
A quick start guide to CMS guidance on rewards and incentives programs

Including a rewards and incentives program in your CY 2017 Medicare Advantage bid is a move toward more actively supporting healthy behaviors and more effective member engagement. Ensuring...

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EEOC Proposes Health Incentive Program Regulations

Ben Wright

On Friday, October 30, 2015, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued proposed regulations to amend the rules implementing Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) as they relate to employer wellness programs that are...

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Novu Achieves NCQA Certification

Ben Wright

Today, we are thrilled to share the good news that we’ve received certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for our health appraisal and self-management tools as part of our member engagement strategies. After reviewing these...

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