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New Medicaid report finds health reform law insurer fee costly to states
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A new report from actuarial consulting firm Milliman, Inc., shows a provision of the health reform law intended to tax health insurance companies to help fund coverage expansions, will be paid entirely by state Medicaid programs for the portion assessed to Medicaid managed care organizations.

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States under pressure as health law deadlines approach
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The health law's biggest changes don't take effect until 2014, when states and insurers must be ready to begin signing up an estimated 32 million people in Medicaid and private insurance. But a successful rollout in two years hinges on critical decisions that states must make — and take quick action on — this year. 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.


Louisiana Medicaid overhaul begins its first day in operation
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The first leg of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's Medicaid overhaul goes live, with more than 180,000 southeast Louisiana residents, most of them children, being shifted from the state-run insurance program to private insurance networks. More

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Illinois to struggle with exploding Medicaid costs
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Illinois' difficulties reining in its pension costs are expected to pale in comparison to its efforts to control Medicaid, the state's other big expense. A new report released from the Civic Federation, a Chicago-based nonpartisan policy group that focuses on state spending, predicts Illinois' Medicaid costs will skyrocket over the next five years. More

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Report says: Wisconsin Medicaid programs face $141 million shortfall
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Wisconsin's health programs for the poor have a $141 million shortfall in state money over the next year and a half, new estimates show. So far, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's administration has saving plans that would more than cover that potential deficit in the state's Medicaid health programs. More

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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, 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
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•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.


Launching & Sustaining Accountable Care Organizations Conference
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April 19-20,
Washington, D.C.

Incorporating Cost-Sharing Measures in a Changing Healthcare Landscape to Strengthen the Business Model and Ensure Long-Term Success
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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

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

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