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2010-12-20 09:01:00

SEATTLE, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., the international firm of consultants and actuaries, today announced that it has developed key support functionality for clients who participate in the NAIC impact study on proposed changes to VM-20 to support a principles-based approach to reserves. Numerous MG-ALFA clients are participating in the study and they will use the new functionality to determine and report the impact of the changes. At the core of the new functionality is...

2010-12-20 09:10:00

NORWALK, Conn., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Evaluation Associates LLC (EAI), a Milliman Company, announced today that John Smith has joined the firm as Senior Consultant. In making the announcement, Evaluation Associates Managing Director Bryan Decker said, "We are delighted to welcome John Smith to EAI. He brings more than 20 years of experience to our team as a senior investment professional. John will have immediate consulting responsibilities for a diverse mix of clients and will...

2010-12-15 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 1,000 hospitals now use Milliman Care Guidelines® evidence-based clinical guidelines and software to drive quality patient care. The number of Care Guidelines hospital clients has grown ten-fold in eight years. This hospital-sector growth is consistent with an industry-wide shift to the Care Guidelines -- now used by more than 1,800 clients, including seven of the eight largest US health plans and 25 CMS audit...

2010-11-11 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman Care Guidelines will provide its evidence-based clinical guidelines to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) healthcare review contractors through a license with Buccaneer Computer Systems and Services, Inc. Acting on behalf of CMS, Buccaneer will administer the agreement to provide Milliman Care Guidelines® to Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs), Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and Fiscal...

2010-10-27 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from Milliman's 2010 Group Health Insurance Survey indicate estimated premium rate increases for January 2011 renewals will average 10.2% for Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) and 11.7% for Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs). In addition to typical rate increases due to utilization and cost experience, these planned increases also likely reflect some change due to implementing the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable...

2010-10-27 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- North Dakota Health Care Review, Inc., (NDHCRI) the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for North Dakota, has signed a five-year licensing agreement with Milliman Care Guidelines LLC, A Milliman Company, to use the Care Guidelines for Medicare and Medicaid utilization and quality reviews in North Dakota. NDHCRI is using all Care Guidelines products -- Ambulatory Care, Inpatient and Surgical Care, General Recovery Guidelines, Recovery Facility Care,...

2010-10-25 07:39:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., one of the premier global consulting and actuarial firms, today announced that Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island (Neighborhood) has implemented Milliman MedInsight® as its data warehousing analytics platform. Neighborhood, a Medicaid health plan based in Providence, will use MedInsight to help with a broad array of data analyses and reporting initiatives. MedInsight was selected in the Spring of 2010, and the...

2010-09-17 13:05:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman has been retained by several states, most visibly Nebraska and Indiana, to calculate the budget exposure for state Medicaid agencies created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Recent criticism of this analysis, especially in Nebraska, ignores the explanations of methodologies in our report and overlooks important implications that go beyond the bottom line numbers. Several considerations are essential for a constructive...

2010-09-14 10:06:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, today released the latest update to the Milliman 100 Pension Funding Index, which consists of 100 of the nation's largest defined benefit pension plans. In August, defined benefit pension plans experienced asset declines of $17 billion and liability increases of $91 billion, resulting in a $108 billion decline in pension funded status for the month. The decline brings the funded ratio down to...

2010-09-08 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, a member of the Texas Health Resources system, is the hospital-category winner of the 2010 Milliman Care Guidelines Richard L. Doyle Award for Innovation and Leadership in Healthcare. The hospital used evidence-based guidelines software and daily multidisciplinary patient-care "huddles" to improve care coordination. Texas Health Arlington Memorial uses evidence-based guidelines for inpatient and surgical care,...


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