AEP Best Practices – How to Produce Compliant & Effective Member Communications

Planning for AEP (Annual Enrollment Period) As health plans prepare for AEP (Annual Enrollment Period), they face a multitude of challenges—ranging from compliance issues to mitigating risk related to timing, data, and documents. To help navigate these challenges, here are some key strategies and Best Practices for Compliant and Effective Member Communications we recently shared…

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CodySoft® Allied Central Dashboard™ (ACD) FAQs

Creating, managing, and tracking recurring orders for mandated member materials fulfillment can be complex and time-consuming. Not to mention, file and data validation, SLA management, and tracking errors, issues, and processing audits—adds even more to manage. To ease the burden, that’s where the CodySoft® Allied Central Dashboard™ (ACD) comes in. By leveraging automation, the ACD…

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How Can a “Single-Source Solution” Help Manage the Lifecycle of Member Communications?

If you are tasked with the challenge of managing the lifecycle of Member Communications—you likely need an efficient “Single-Source Solution” to help. Managing multiple vendors for document development & creation (ANOCs, EOCs, SBs/SOBs/SBCs, Pre & Post Enrollment materials), translations, Section 508 remediation, directories & formularies, as well as the sourcing of member communications print &…

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4 Ways to Help Maintain Version Control

Health plans struggle to keep track of the different iterations of documents as they build and produce CMS-required documents such as the Annual Notice of Change (ANOC), Evidence of Coverage (EOC), Summary of Benefits (SB) and other member and provider materials. The good news is, achieving version control is not impossible. In fact, with the…

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4 ways to reduce – or eliminate – errors in your ANOCs and EOCs

The accuracy of Annual Notice of Changes (ANOC) and Evidence of Coverage (EOC) documents is an important requirement for all health plans. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) takes errors in these documents very seriously and penalties are given to health plans that distribute documents with errors. CMS recently announced changes to the…

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Surviving the 2015 AEP Materials Creation Process – Part 2 of 2

Medicare plans are mid-way through the process of creating Annual Election Period (AEP) materials – namely, Annual Notification of Change (ANOC) and Evidence of Coverage (EOC) documents – that are due to members by the end of September. At this stage of the game, tension is running high. By now, many health plans have likely…

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How Medicaid Plans can Prepare Compliance Efforts for Increased CMS Oversight

The writing is on the wall. There are well-documented issues of a lack of uniformity and accountability surrounding state Medicaid programs. Understanding CMS’s history of recognizing problems and acting to find solutions, it stands to reason the agency will, in the future, establish compliance programs for state Medicaid plans that mirror those of Medicare. When…

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The Millions of Dollars in Savings You’re Not Seeing – PART 2 of 2

The “cost to do business” doesn’t have to be so expensive for government-sponsored health plans. Most payers are overspending on their annual print and fulfillment budget for member communications by 10-15 percent. For plans with 250,000 members, for example, cutting a 15 percent overspend factors to saving $1.2 million a year. There are a number…

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The Millions of Dollars in Savings You’re Not Seeing – PART 1 of 2

The “cost to do business” doesn’t have to be so expensive for government-sponsored health plans. Most payers are overspending on their annual print and fulfillment budget for member communications by 10-15 percent. For plans with 250,000 members, for example, cutting a 15 percent overspend factors to saving $1.2 million a year. There are a number…

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