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HHS rewards use of technology to boost health
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The Obama administration announced a "Healthy New Year Video Challenge" that rewards contestants who create videos showing how they'll use health information technology to achieve a New Year's resolution. More


States face uphill climb in legal challenge over health law's Medicaid expansion
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The 26 states challenging President Barack Obama's healthcare law are facing several thorny dilemmas as they try to convince the Supreme Court to throw out the law's Medicaid expansion. More

ACA to Bring Influx of Diabetics to Medicaid
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Health reform will increase the number of uninsured adults with diabetes who will be covered by Medicaid, researchers found. 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.


Since August, 88,000 Pennsylvania children have lost Medicaid benefits
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More children lost Medicaid coverage in Pennsylvania in December than in the previous three months combined, according to new Department of Public Welfare numbers that show a total of 88,000 cut since August. More

Health Enterprise Zones to target disparities in Maryland
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Maryland governor Martin O'Malley's 2012-2013 budget will include funding to create Health Enterprise Zones, where doctors and community groups in areas with large health disparities, such as Baltimore, could add medical and support services for minorities. Tax credits and other financial incentives would be available to spur interest. More

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Oregon Governor pitches health, education overhauls
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After a year spent developing plans for massive changes to the way Oregon delivers healthcare and education, governor John Kitzhaber faces a critical test in the Legislature, when lawmakers must decide whether to implement his ideas or toss them aside. More

Colorado: Senator's bill would force state to seek Medicaid waiver, allow asset test
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Colorado can't get a federal waiver to reduce Medicaid costs? Prove it, says state Sen. Greg Brophy, R-Colo. The Wray Republican recently filed a bill that would require the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing to seek a federal waiver that would allow the state to set its own eligibility levels for Medicaid and other health programs such as CHP, which insures poor children and pregnant women. More

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Florida lets federal healthcare dollars for children slip away
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Florida is losing out on millions of federal dollars by failing to help more low-income families get health insurance for their children. The federal government recently awarded nearly $300 million in bonuses to 23 states that have increased enrollment and improved access to children's health programs. More

Rollout of Louisiana's privatized Medicaid system has rocky start
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There have been startup problems in the first phase of the privatized Bayou Health care system for Louisiana's poor and uninsured. Only about 12 percent of eligible Medicaid recipients in southeast Louisiana have enrolled with one of five private health plans scheduled to take over their care in February. More

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MHPA's new Keeping You Healthy video: Improving Blood Lead Screening in 2-year-olds
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To prevent lead poisoning in Michigan, where as many as 20,000 young children may be affected, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan started a program to improve blood lead screening in two-year olds. View MHPA's Center for Best Practices new Keeping You Healthy video on Youtube here. More

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
Brought to you by Corporate Research Group

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.

Webinar Pricing:
Live Webinar $299
Web Archive $299
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

A hybrid Conference and Internet event

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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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