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MACRA: Key considerations for health plans11 July 2016 - By Colleen Norris and Mary van der Heijde - Article

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) may seem like it has little to do with health plans in the commercial, Medicare Advantage, or Medicaid space, but in reality, MACRA has broad and wide-ranging implications for other payers.

MACRA: Overview for providers11 July 2016 - By Colleen Norris and Mary van der Heijde - Article

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is a major piece of legislation that will reshape the way in which healthcare is paid for.

Risk adjustment: Overview and opportunity: Top 10 notable issues related to the federal risk adjuster25 August 2015 - By Jordan Paulus and Mary van der Heijde - Article

This paper discusses how the federal risk adjustment transfer system works as well as the top 10 considerations when developing a risk adjustment strategy.

Risk corridors under the ACA01 October 2013 - By Doug Norris and Hans K. Leida and Mary van der Heijde - Article

We dispel some common misconceptions and demonstrate some of the less obvious aspects of the risk corridor program under the ACA.

Lessons from Brazil: Regulatory changes in the health insurance market15 June 2012 - By Daniela Rezende Furtado de Mendonça and Mary van der Heijde - Article
Parallels between Brazilian healthcare changes and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the United States.The young are the restless: Demographic changes under health reform30 August 2011 - By Doug Norris and Mary van der Heijde - Article
Starting in 2014, insurers can no longer charge different rates for men and women, and must adhere to tighter age-rating bands. What are the implications of these changes?Health exchanges: Impact of health plan benefit changes on cost and utilization17 May 2011 - By Doug Norris and Mary van der Heijde - Article
Insurers need to properly prepare for and manage the potential for increased utilization and adverse selection when designing plans for entry into a health exchange.Meeting the minimum loss ratio mandate01 July 2010 - By Mary van der Heijde - Article
Medical underwriting: How can you improve your underwriting application?01 March 2010 - By Mary van der Heijde - Article
Medical underwriting: Impact of height, weight & smoking on medical claim costs01 February 2010 - By Mary van der Heijde - Article

Medical Underwriting Advisor February 2010 milliman.com Milliman updates the information in the Medical Underwriting GuidelinesTM (MUGs) twice a year in order to keep the content as fresh and relevant as possible. As a part of a recent update, we performed a special study of the impact of build (height and weight) and


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