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Medicaid Health Plans of America builds state-level expertise with health policy researcher Shuchita Madan
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Medicaid Health Plans of America kicked off the new year by tapping Shuchita Madan, a Washington D.C.,-based health policy researcher and former MHPA intern, as its new State Affairs Manager to lead the group's state-related initiatives. More

5 percent of patients account for half of healthcare spending
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Just 1 percent of Americans accounted for 22 percent of healthcare costs in 2009, according to a federal report recently released. That's about $90,000 per person, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. U.S. residents spent $1.26 trillion that year on healthcare. More

Universal American to buy APS Healthcare for $227.5 million
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Universal American Corp., an insurer specializing in Medicare coverage, agreed to buy closely held APS Healthcare Inc. for $227.5 million to expand services for patients of government health programs. 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.

States link health law's Medicaid expansion to individual mandate
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The 26 states challenging President Obama's healthcare law sought to link the law's Medicaid expansion to its individual insurance mandate in a brief filed with the Supreme Court. More

Patient groups seek delay on 'essential benefit' rules
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A broad coalition of patient advocates Wednesday asked the Obama administration to slow down its implementation of a key regulation under the healthcare law. More

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Kansas: Deadline for Medicaid managed care proposals extended again
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Kansas officials once again have extended the deadline for accepting proposals from companies interested in managing the state's Medicaid program. More

Kansas Department of Health and Environment chief describes Medicaid plan to Senate committee
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The state's top health official fielded questions about the administration's Medicaid makeover plan from some openly skeptical members of the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee. More


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Ohio may streamline Medicare, Medicaid
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State officials want to change the way health care is delivered to the 190,000 Ohioans enrolled in both Medicaid and Medicare, so that the beneficiaries only have to work with a single entity to receive the services. More

Medical transport lawsuit gets federal injunction
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A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction to halt a 10 percent Medi-Cal provider reimbursement cut to medical transportation services. More

Aetna, Best Buy team to sell wellness products
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In another sign of the nation's changing healthcare landscape, Hartford health insurer Aetna Inc. and retail-electronics giant Best Buy are teaming up to sell wellness kits alongside flat-screen TVs. More

Cognosante chosen to perform services for New Mexico Assistance Program System Replacement Project
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Cognosante, a leading provider of IT services to healthcare organizations, has been awarded a contract with the state of New Mexico to provide independent verification and validation services for the Integrated Service Delivery 2 System Replacement Project. The replacement system, also known as the Automated System Program and Eligibility Network, will determine eligibility, benefit delivery and case management in support of Human Services Department public assistance programs. More

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Live webinar: Managed Medicaid state-by-state update
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Wednesday, 2/1/2012
2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. EST
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This webinar will give you a complete look at the policy environment impacting Medicaid, state activities and current and future challenges and opportunities to Medicaid, managed care and the patients served. Thomas L. Johnson, president & CEO of Medicaid Health Plans of America will present.

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Live + Web Archive $329
Register Online or call 800-647-7600

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, Fla., Feb. 8-9, 2012

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Population Health and Care Coordination Colloquium
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North Carolina Medicaid medical homes: The numbers don't add up, period.
Sunday Feb. 26, 2012

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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
•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.

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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