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Key report on Medicaid calls for big change in Georgia
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A consulting firm's long-awaited report calls for Georgia to consider adopting an enhanced managed care system for its Medicaid and PeachCare populations. The Navigant report was commissioned by the state, and it was released by state officials. Hundreds of pages in length, it analyzes Medicaid set-ups in several states and points to weaknesses in Georgia's overall health care system. More


Romney adviser Norm Coleman predicts GOP president won't repeal health law
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Mitt Romney adviser Norm Coleman, a former senator from Minnesota, predicted the GOP won't repeal the Democrats' health care reform law even if a Republican candidate defeats President Barack Obama this November. More

AP impact: Health overhaul lags in states
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Here's a reality check for President Barack Obama's health overhaul: Three out of four uninsured Americans live in states that have yet to figure out how to deliver on its promise of affordable medical care. More

Altegra Health, First 'Third-Party Submitter'

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Report finds: Enrollment in Medicaid, CHIP remained stable in 2011
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The number of U.S. residents who had health insurance through Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program remained stable in 2011, despite a struggling economy that created budget strains for states and forced more individuals into poverty, according to a report from the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured and the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. More

Investigators at New York State Department of Health detail research in managed care
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In this recent report, researchers in Albany, N.Y., conducted a study "To determine whether there is an association between the quality of child preventive care received and the existence of 1 or more chronic conditions. A retrospective study of all New York State children and adolescents enrolled in Medicaid managed care in 2008." More

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WellCare's 'Ohana Health Plan selected to serve Hawaii's Quest Medicaid program
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WellCare Health Plans, Inc. announced that the Hawaii Department of Human Services awarded 'Ohana Health Plan, a health plan offered by WellCare Health Insurance of Arizona, Inc., a contract to serve Hawaii's QUEST Medicaid program. More

Washington HCA selects Centene for Medicaid services
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Centene Corporation, a health care company, has announced that its subsidiary, Coordinated Care Corporation, has been selected to contract with the Washington Health Care Authority, or HCA, to serve Medicaid beneficiaries in the state. More

Kansas senator calls for delay of governor's KanCare plan
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Kansas Senator Dick Kelsey called on the administration of Gov. Sam Brownback to delay and modify its plan to remake the Kansas Medicaid program. More

Iowa health reform exchange bill introduced
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A bill to create an Iowa health insurance exchange was introduced in the Senate but will go nowhere unless the governor takes some initiative to assist with the effort, a key Democrat behind the effort said. More

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States put tech to work on Medicaid enrollment
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More than half of states expanded and simplified their Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Programs' eligibility, enrollment and renewal procedures in 2011, often using technology to streamline and automate processes. More

South Carolina employs IT to boost Medicaid for kids
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South Carolina has received kudos for improving how it expands and retains eligible children in Medicaid by using information from other safety-net programs, such as food stamps. The technology is employs to share data have also led to greater efficiency and reduced state administrative costs. More

A new federal push to increase health literacy
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Most Americans struggle to understand health information and navigate the health care system, which can lead to preventable hospitalizations, greater use of emergency care, and reduced overall health status. To avoid costly "crisis care," both health professionals and organizations must consider Americans' health literacy skills — that is, their capacity to obtain, communicate, process and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions. More

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Registration open for Second Annual Awards Forum
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The MHPA Center for Best Practices Second Annual Awards Forum will be held on April 30, 2012, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St., NW, Washington, D.C. This event of industry CEOs, CFOs, CMOs and other key personnel will honor health plans for implementing innovative and effective best practices that have improved the health of Medicaid enrollees. For more information and to register, click here. More

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

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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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