Illinois sanctions 2 MCOs; Covered California approval dips;

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> Illinois has sanctioned two Medicaid managed care organizations for low quality scores, Healthcare Payer News reports. A third Medicaid contractor has been warned. Article

> Nearly four in 10 Californians don't think the Covered California exchange is working well, according to a recent poll. This after the website received a revamp following reports of glitches this summer, the Los Angeles Times reports. Article

> Aetna sued Highmark's Pittsburgh-area hospital system, alleging that it cut off in-network access to Aetna subscribers. Highmark criticized the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for doing the same thing. Article

Provider News

> Although narrow payer networks often exclude certain physicians, 44 percent of patients may be willing to seek out-of-network doctors with favorable online reviews, according to a new survey published by practice management consultancy Software Advice. Article

> Amid the ongoing shift from fee-for-service healthcare reimbursement to value-based payments, much remains unknown about how clinicians' mindsets and behaviors will also change as new models unfold. Article

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