July 29, 2021
Pharmaceutical companies routinely cover the cost of patient copays for expensive drugs under private insurance. A federal judge could make the practice legal for millions on Medicare as well.
July 28, 2021
RISE rounds up the latest news on COVID-19.
July 19, 2021
RISE West 2021 will bring together senior leaders from Medicare Advantage health plans, commercial marketplace sponsors, Part D health plans, providers groups, pharmacy benefit managers, and accountable care organizations to discuss the hot topics facing the industry. We talked to four of the 50 speakers about their sessions to learn what attendees can expect at this year’s hybrid event, which will take place live in Colorado Springs and virtually via livestream August 30-September 2.
July 15, 2021
Angela G. Huskey, PharmD, CPE, senior vice president and chief clinical officer at Millennium Health, joins us for the latest episode of RISE Radio, our podcast series that focuses on issues that impact our three communities: Quality & Revenue; Member Acquisition & Experience; and Social Determinants of Health.
July 08, 2021
The new workgroups will address issues of most concern to members of RISE’s Medicare Member Acquisition & Experience (MAE) community. Up first, the fallout from Joe Namath’s Medicare television commercials and key performance indicators (KPIs) around marketing and sales.
May 17, 2021
The event, held on June 22-23, is the only non-association yearly gathering for Special Needs Plan (SNP) professionals who are mid- to senior-level management to stay current in a highly regulated and evolving environment.
May 03, 2021
A report from the Government Accountability Office paints a picture of an already strained behavioral health system struggling after the pandemic struck to meet the treatment needs of millions of Americans with conditions like alcohol use disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.
April 29, 2021
Without certification, health insurers will no longer be able to run advertisements on Google’s platform after June 2.
January 08, 2021
President Donald Trump made substantial changes to the nation’s health care system using executive branch authority. But reversing policies that Democrats oppose would take time and personnel resources, competing with other priorities of the new administration.
December 21, 2020
The live-streaming event will be held on February 9-10, 2021 and will feature 16 sessions and more than 20 industry leaders who will discuss critical topics and developments related to mandatory reporting, legislative updates, conditional payments, and Medicare set-asides.
December 11, 2020
RISE’s new seminar on March 23-24 is designed for Medicare beneficiary representatives, plaintiff attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, payee representatives, and other advocates of Medicare beneficiaries associated with workers compensation, liability, and no-fault insurance claims. The ultimate purpose of the seminar is to provide attendees with an understanding of how to protect Medicare beneficiaries compliantly. We talked to industry expert Rafael Gonzalez, Esq., about the planned sessions and why you don’t want to miss this groundbreaking seminar.
December 11, 2020
RISE examines the regulatory headlines of the week.
November 23, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Friday finalized changes to the Physician Self-Referral Law, more commonly referred to as the Stark Law, which prohibits physicians from making referrals to providers or entities if they have a financial relationship with them. Here is a summary of the changes.
November 19, 2020
In a new interview with Kaiser Health News, the nation's top infectious disease expert breaks down how to survive the coming months and describes how hard it is when people still insist the coronavirus outbreak is “fake news.”
October 14, 2020
Learn more about one of the exciting benefits of joining the RISE Association.
October 08, 2020
COVID-19 continues to dominate headlines in the wake of President Trump’s diagnosis and hospitalization. Here’s a roundup of the latest news.
October 07, 2020
William Dede, MPP, health policy associate, Special Needs Plan Alliance, will lead a session on CY21 integration requirements for FIDE-, HIDE-, and D-SNPs during RISE’s upcoming live-streamed virtual event on Oct. 27-28.
October 02, 2020
RISE looks at the latest headlines that impact Medicare and Medicaid.
September 29, 2020
Mark your calendars! We are excited to return to Nashville, Tenn. in March for RISE National 2021. Get a first look at the new tracks we’ve already planned for you.
September 15, 2020
Learn best practices to improve outcomes for hard to reach and at-risk populations during a live-streamed virtual event on Oct. 27-28.
August 21, 2020
For the first time, RISE’s 4th annual CompliancePalooza will be a virtual event! The October event will feature two days of high-quality content, timely updates, lively discussion, and networking.
August 18, 2020
A New York federal judge on Monday stopped the Trump administration from enforcing a new rule that rolls back nondiscrimination protections for transgender patients.
March 24, 2020
Christi A. Grimm, the principal deputy inspector general, warns about “bad actors” preying on people’s fears over COVID-19 and perpetuating fraud schemes.
September 26, 2019
One of the most anticipated sessions at RISE’s upcoming CompliancePalooza is an in-depth look at recent CMS audits featuring a panel of four health plan compliance experts who will talk about their experiences. RISE interviewed two of the panelists ahead of the conference to find out what they would suggest that health plans do to improve audit preparation.
September 19, 2019
Rhonda Glover spent 34 years working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation before retiring last year from a career she loved. She had no choice–the age cut off for agents in federal law enforcement is 57. But she had far too much energy and ambition to leave the working world behind. RISE talked to Glover ahead of CompliancePalooza about what she has learned about leadership and her own career reset as founder and CEO of a training, development, and career coaching firm.
September 06, 2019
There is no need to panic if your health plan receives a notification from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that your organization has been selected for a workplace audit— that is, if you're prepared, according to Heather Metz, manager of government compliance for Gateway Health Plan, one of the country’s leading managed care organizations that currently serves Medicare and Medicaid enrollees across five states. RISE got a chance to interview Metz about her strategies for successful workplace audits, one of two topics that she will discuss at CompliancePalooza, Oct. 21-22, in Washington, D.C.
September 03, 2019
This year’s conference will focus on the effective monitoring of departments and data, and the latest regulatory updates to mitigate compliance risks and ensure a successful Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) audit. Here’s a look at what compliance professionals can expect when RISE gathers on Oct. 21-22 at a brand-new venue—the elegant and historic Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C.
October 04, 2018
Health plan leaders and compliance experts from across the country will address hot button issues from 2018 audits and potential changes for the 2019 audit season at CompliancePalooza on Oct. 29-30 in Baltimore.