The Case of the Missing BC+ Numbers
Several weeks ago, the Feds released data about the initial Open Enrollment period for the Federal Marketplace. Now, heads have turned to Wisconsin's Department of Health Services to evaluate their April enrollment data for BadgerCare Plus programs. But there's one problem: the numbers are missing. HealthWatch retained Inspector Clouseau for the case. 😉 He's looking high and low for the numbers--in office closets and shredding rooms, air vents and bathrooms. But our inspector recognizes that forces within DHS might hold tight to the numbers until no one is looking. For example, we might see the numbers released late in the day on Friday, May 23, just before the long Memorial Day weekend.
In this edition of the Update newsletter, we talk more about BadgerCare Plus as well as more reaction to the first Open Enrollment period in the Marketplace, including comments from Region V Director Falk. Miss the new guidance on coordinating COBRA coverage and ACA coverage? It's in here--under the new term we've coined, "COBRAMACARE!" Not sure about the penalty for not having insurance? It's in this Update's "Video Case Tip." We also get you caught up on provider memos, Ops Memos, and the new release of the BadgerCare Plus Handbook. There was breaking news today out of the VA--we look at that too. Of course, we bring you case tips and a news round-up, per usual!
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