CMS Findings on COVID 19 and Dual Eligibles

Last week, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released data and commentary shedding light on the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on “dual eligibles.”  While individuals with End Stage Renal Disease had the highest rate of hospitalization, CMS announced that the “second highest rate was among beneficiaries enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid (also […]

BeneLynk Named A 2020 Top Veteran-Friendly Company

Recently, US Veterans Magazine (USVM) released early results showing their evaluations of the nation’s “Top Veteran-Friendly Companies” and BeneLynk is proud to have been named one of these companies for the first time in its history. USVM polled hundreds of US companies for this year’s Best of the Best evaluations. These evaluations are based on […]

Medicare Advantage Dual Enrolled Retention and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted how healthcare is delivered nationwide and touches virtually every service that managed care plans provide to their members. At BeneLynk, our services have needed to adapt to this new reality.  Possibly the most impacted area has been that of dually enrolled Medicare Advantage members. BeneLynk’s Social Determinant of Health (SDoH) […]

BeneLynk’s Flexibility Put to the Test by COVID-19

At BeneLynk, as virtually everywhere, the COVID-19 crisis has created new and unexpected challenges for our employees and our families. Our priority is maintaining the physical safety of our colleagues while maintaining productivity for our clients and assisting your members. One of our core values is flexibility.  Therefore, when faced with this challenge, we knew it […]

A Big Change to Medicare Risk Adjustment: Incorporating Social Determinants of Health

Will SDoH reshape Medicare risk adjustment?  For decades, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has recognized that appropriate payment to Medicare Advantage (MA) plans needs to be based on the best available information. In the 1990s, CMS implemented a payment differential for members who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. This payment […]