Technology, M&A, Integration & Other Market Developments Reshaping Your Strategy

Technology, M&A, integration and other market developments reshaping your strategy | OPEN MINDS

By Monica E. Oss

Another week of developments that could change the strategy for many companies serving consumers with complex needs. Late last week, CMS “disapproved” the Texas Medicaid waiver (see CMS Revokes Approval of the Texas Medicaid Waiver Extension). Analysts speculate that the reason for the removal of uncompensated care pools in these exemptions – also in Florida and Tennessee – will prevent Medicaid from expanding and result in higher costs (see Exemptions for Uncompensated Care Pools Undermine Health Insurance for Uninsured). Time will tell if more is to come. Another change in the strategic landscape was the announcement that United HealthGroup’s Optum was moving its Optum Virtual Care platform into …

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