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Aetna executive Siano appointed MHPA's new board chairman
MHPA
The board of directors of MHPA, the leading trade association solely focused on representing Medicaid health plans, appointed Frank J. Siano, vice president of business development, Medicaid, at Aetna Health Care Inc. as their new chairman. Siano takes over for outgoing board chair Michael Rashid, president and CEO of AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, whose term ended in December 2013.
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With new year, Medicaid takes on a broader healthcare role
The Washington Post
Medicaid embarks on a massive transformation — from a safety-net program for the most vulnerable to a broad-based one that finds itself at the front lines of the continuing political and ideological battle over the Affordable Care Act. Already the nation's largest healthcare program, Medicaid is being expanded and reshaped by the law to cover a wider array of people.
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Millions gaining health coverage under law
The New York Times
Millions of Americans will begin receiving health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act after years of contention and a rollout hobbled by delays and technical problems. The decisively new moment in the effort to overhaul the country's healthcare system will test the law's central premise — that extending coverage to far more Americans will improve the nation's health and help many avoid crippling medical bills.
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Feds give states $307 million bonus for signing up kids for Medicaid
The Hill
The Centers for Medicare and & Medicaid Services announced that it has awarded $307 million in bonuses to 23 states that found ways to increase the enrollment of kids in Medicaid. The bonuses are permitted under the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law in 2009. This is the last of five years in which the CMS can award bonuses to states for boosting enrollment in Medicaid, the health program for low-income families funded jointly by states and the federal government.
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Iowa opens doors to Medicaid coverage, on its own terms
Iowa Public Radio via Kaiser Health News
At the Central Iowa Shelter and Services in Des Moines, Iowa, health insurance navigator Andrea Pearce stood in a crowded dining hall on a recent day, shouting instructions on how residents can sign up for Medicaid.
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Minnesota to cut Medicaid benefits for the elderly
StarTribune
Starting in January, thousands of low-income elderly Minnesotans could lose government benefits intended to help them stay in their homes and out of nursing care. In an effort to constrain runaway Medicaid spending, Minnesota is implementing stricter rules that will make it harder for senior citizens to qualify for home-based services, potentially leaving them with reduced care or no care at all.
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Minnesota, Wisconsin diverge on healthcare coverage for those barely above poverty line
MinnPost
People in Wisconsin and Minnesota living just barely above the poverty line are about to see their health care fortunes change — in opposite directions. The Federal Poverty Level is $11,490 a year for an individual, $15,510 for a family of two and $23,550 a year for a family of four.
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Texas senator uses Dr. Evil to promote Obamacare repeal
The Hill
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is not giving up on his campaign to get rid of Obamacare. Cruz asked his followers on Twitter to retweet him if they think President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law should be repealed. A meme of Dr. Evil from the Austin Powers movie series was posted in the tweet.
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Fewer Medicaid, CHIP improper payments in managed care
MHPA
CMS has announced the FY 2013 Medicaid and CHIP improper payment rates in its 2013 HHS Financial Report. Once again, the error rate in Medicaid managed care is lower than in fee-for-service Medicaid

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Growth in US healthcare spending slows
The New York Times
It is a sweeping trend that should mean bigger paychecks for middle-class households and hundreds of billions of dollars in savings for the government. Yet only one in 20 Americans is aware of it.

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Docs, Dems call for Medicaid expansion
WRAL-TV
tate lawmakers decided against expansion of Medicaid in North Carolina, but they are being asked to reconsider. A group of Democratic leaders and community advocates asked legislative leaders to call a special session to reverse their decision and take the federal government up on the offer of funds.

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2013-2014 Best Practices Compendium on sale
MHPA
MHPA's Best Practices Compendium is our annual compilation of exemplary programs run by Medicaid health plans and their partners that help improve member lives. It's also a valuable reference tool that features a listing of the current state Medicaid directors and an MHPA member health plan/vendor resource directory. Get yours today ($25 for members, $30 for nonmembers). To order, call 202-857-5720, or email us here.
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Job opportunity: Johns Hopkins HealthCare LLC COO
Johns Hopkins HealthCare LLC via FurstGroup
Johns Hopkins HealthCare LLC seeks an accomplished operational leader to join the executive management team to drive performance excellence, growth and strategy. The chief operating officer is a strategic business partner to the JHHC President, and together they will implement a plan for growth and transformation in response to healthcare reform that is in concert with that of JHM.

Qualified candidates will possess a bachelor's degree in business administration or a related field with a preference for a master's degree or MBA. We require at least 15 years of increasingly responsible senior management experience in health plan operations or a similar highly transactional environment with demonstrated skills in innovation, change management and strategic systems thinking.

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Recent webinar presentations from Navigant, PwC, Lilly and others available free on MHPA website
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View PDFs or listen to audio for the following webinars: Additional webinars can be viewed here.
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