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Strategic Insights November 3, 2014 – Medicare Advantage’s Bright Future

It was not long ago that some were predicting the demise of the Medicare Advantage (MA) program due to the major rate reductions, risk adjustment changes, and the restructuring of the Private Fee For Service (PFFS) program. At one time, MA Plans appeared to be over-reimbursed nationally by about 14%. Congress as well as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services enacted a series of changes meant to close the gap between what MA plans were paid and what the fee-for-service costs actually were.

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Marc Ryan

Marc S. Ryan serves as MedHOK’s Chief Strategy and Compliance Officer. During his career, Marc has served a number of health plans in executive-level regulatory, compliance, business development, and operations roles. He has launched and operated plans with Medicare, Medicaid, Commercial and Exchange lines of business. Marc was the Secretary of Policy and Management and State Budget Director of Connecticut, where he oversaw all aspects of state budgeting and management. In this role, Marc created the state’s Medicaid and SCHIP managed care programs and oversaw its state employee and retiree health plans. He also created the state’s long-term care continuum program. Marc was nominated by then HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson to serve on a panel of state program experts to advise CMS on aspects of Medicare Part D implementation. He also was nominated by Florida’s Medicaid Secretary to serve on the state’s Medicaid Reform advisory panel.

Marc graduated cum laude from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service. He received a Master of Public Administration, specializing in local government management and managed healthcare, from the University of New Haven. He was inducted into Sigma Beta Delta, a national honor society for business, management, and administration.

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