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HHS names 73 'innovation advisors'
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The Health and Human Services Department named 73 "innovation advisors" who will help with efforts to improve healthcare quality and lower costs. More


Medica Health and Wellness Coaching program improves health, reduces cost
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Medica's Health and Wellness Coaching program improves health and generates health cost savings while delivering a high degree of satisfaction among participants, according to a recent study by an independent third party that evaluated 1,051 participants over three and a half years. More

News bites: Quietly de-funding the healthcare law
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Congress cut off funding for part of the healthcare reform law simply by failing to reach agreements last year on spending. More

Altegra Health, First 'Third-Party Submitter'

Altegra Health is the first ‘Third-Party Submitter’ to receive certification in Encounter Data Front End Testing from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This certification reflects our expertise in encounter reporting, risk adjustment analytics, and data management. Altegra Health continues to be a health care services leader.


Obama administration awards $300 million for children's healthcare
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The Obama administration awarded 23 states $296 million in bonus payments for exceeding enrollment targets in the Children's Health Insurance Program. More

Wisconsin scales back Medicaid shortfall by $300 million
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In a bit of good news for the state's strained budget, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker's administration is scaling back by more than $300 million the two-year shortfall projected for state health programs for the poor. More



Wisconsin decision to halt health exchanges worries insurers
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A recent decision by Wisconsin governor Scott Walker could give the federal government greater influence over the state's health insurance market — and that worries some in the industry. More

Colorado Republicans want asset test for Medicaid
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As Colorado lawmakers prepare for hard budget choices in the 2012 session, House Republicans are urging the state to reinstate an asset test for Medicaid recipients. More

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California barred by Judge from cutting Medi-Cal rates
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California can't cut reimbursements hospitals receive for the skilled-nursing services they provide to low-income people, a federal judge ruled. More

Planned Medicaid cuts to impact poor, elderly patients
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It may soon become harder for the neediest Texans to receive medical treatment. That's because statewide regulations scheduled to go into effect would limit reimbursements paid to medical providers for patients covered by both Medicare and Medicaid. More

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Webinar: Understanding Health Literacy
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Thursday, Jan. 12
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EST
Presented by Health Literacy Innovations
Few consumers understand their healthcare — medication inserts, prescription labels, discharge instructions, informed consent forms, and health web sites — and as a result cannot make informed decisions. Roughly one-third of all U.S. adults have "low health literacy" and lack the ability to read, understand or follow health care instructions, which results in confusion, mistakes, poor health outcomes and increased costs from to unnecessary hospitalization, ER, and doctor visits. To learn more and register, click here.
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3rd Annual Medicaid Innovations Forum
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Next Generation Strategies to Expand Coverage, Improve Quality and Control Costs

Omni Orlando at Champions Gate, Orlando, FL, Feb. 8-9, 2012

For more information click here.
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The World Congress 5th Annual Leadership Summit on Medicaid Managed Care
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Feb. 28 - March 1, 2012
Sheraton Reston, Reston, Va.

Network with over 100 Health Plan and Pharmaceutical industry executives and State Medicaid Directors at the 5th Annual Leadership Summit on Medicaid Managed Care.

Featured Speakers Include: Thomas L. Johnson, president and Chief Executive Officer, Medicaid Health Plans of America Henry Waxman, D-CA, U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Jennifer Coleman, Senior Advisor, Federal Coordinated Health Care Office, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (tentative) Karen Brodsky, Director, New Jersey Department of Human Services

30 Sessions, 12 Keynotes, 15 Track Sessions
In-Depth Examinations and Discussions on issues such as:
•Medicaid Expansion
•Early Innovator Grants
•Health Insurance Exchanges
•MMIS & HIT
•Care Management/Quality Improvement and more.

MHPA health plan members can attend the conference for just $695 (a $900* savings!) when using Promo Code SEZ526 to register by Jan. 13.
To register, call us at 800-647-7600 or visit the World Congress website.
* Discount does not apply to the Government Rate.


Job opportunity: Mercy Care Plan seeks chief medical officer
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Mercy Care Plan, a not-for-profit Medicaid health plan managed by Aetna Medicaid which provides healthcare coverage for enrollees in Arizona's Medicaid program, seeks a new chief medical officer. The successful candidate will be a physician with at least four to six years of experience in medical management and policy implementation within a healthcare provider or managed care organization. Medicaid experience preferred. For a full position description and to apply, please email mercycarecmo@meyerconsultinginc.com.

The Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 Disparities Leadership Program
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This year-long executive education program is designed for leaders from hospitals, health plans and other healthcare organizations who wish to implement practical strategies to identify and address racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare, particularly through quality improvement. More

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