This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Click here to advertise in this news brief.




  Mobile version    RSS    Subscribe    Unsubscribe    Archive    Media Kit Feb. 14, 2013

Home   About   Policy & Advocacy   Education & Resources   Events        

 



Indiana, Wisconsin reject Medicaid expansion
InsideHealthPolicy.com
Republican Indiana Gov. Mike Pence told HHS that he would not move forward with Medicaid expansion under the current "broken" program but suggested that if HHS were to give the state flexibility to support the expansion under the Healthy Indiana Plan, he would be willing to reconsider. Indiana's position, which came as part of a request to extend HIP, a Medicaid 115 waiver, for three years, occurred the same day Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker also rejected Medicaid expansion for his state.
   Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more




WellPoint names Joseph Swedish its new CEO
WellPoint
WellPoint, Inc. has announced that its board of directors has elected Joseph Swedish as the company's new chief executive officer effective March 25. Swedish, 61, who most recently served as president and CEO for Trinity Health Corporation, succeeds interim chief executive officer John Cannon, who will remain with WellPoint and, in addition to his role as executive vice president of legal and public affairs, will help guide the transition, providing continuity and operational leadership.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more


MACPAC approves recommendations on TMA, Medicaid continuous eligibility
InsideHealthPolicy.com
The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission overwhelmingly approved a recommendation, for inclusion in its upcoming report to Congress, that lawmakers align CHIP rules on continuous eligibility with existing Medicaid policy that allows children in Medicaid 12-month eligibility and also extend that policy to adults. Commissioners in attendance also unanimously approved a recommendation that Congress permanently fund the Transitional Medical Assistance program, which helps families transition from Medicaid to private coverage, while allowing states that expand their Medicaid programs per the health reform law to opt out of the program.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more


Amerigroup launches Medicaid MTM programs
Business Wire via Yahoo Finance
OutcomesMTM has been selected by Amerigroup to administer medication therapy management services for its Medicaid members in Texas, Kansas and Louisiana. Programs in all three states are underway. OutcomesMTM now has Managed Medicaid MTM programs operating in a total of six states.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more


PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Manage Growth. Increase Efficiency.
Control Costs.


TMG Health has the experience and proven solutions you need
for SUCCESS in the Managed Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare Part D markets. Our purpose-built applications ensure the highest level of ACCURACY and COMPLIANCE for Enrollment, Eligibility, Reconciliation, Premium Billing, Print Fulfillment,
Call Center, Claims Processing, and more. Contact us.
 


North Carolina governor: Medicaid program too troubled to expand
Reuters
North Carolina will not expand Medicaid coverage under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform law and will play no role in setting up the required health insurance exchange, Gov. Pat McCrory said. Last summer, the Supreme Court ruled that states cannot be compelled to expand Medicaid.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more


Missouri senators cite credit rating as reason not to expand Medicaid
KYTV-TV
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's plan to expand Medicaid health care coverage in Missouri has encountered a new wrinkle of opposition from some lawmakers. Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee raised concerns that the Medicaid expansion could hurt the state's credit rating.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more


Measure would create funding stream for
Maryland exchange and expand Medicaid

The Associated Press via The Washington Post
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and state health officials have outlined some of the final steps in a three-year effort to create a health benefit exchange in Maryland as part of the federal healthcare overhaul. Brown, who has been working on healthcare legislation for Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration, testified on a bill to create a funding source to pay for the state's health benefit exchange, a new insurance market that will offer residents a choice of private health plans.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more




Study: Expanding Medicaid cheaper than not in Colorado
Kaiser Health News
Opponents of the Medicaid expansion called for in the Affordable Care Act say states can't afford it, even with the federal government picking up most of the tab. But a new analysis says it would actually be more expensive for Colorado to not expand Medicaid. The expansion called for the in Affordable Care Act, which the U.S. Supreme Court declared optional last June, says the federal government will pay 100 percent of expansion expenses for the first three years, and then states' share will ramp up annually, reaching 10 percent by 2020.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more


Feds approve Illinois partnership on insurance exchange
Chicago Tribune via InsuranceNewsNet.com
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said her department conditionally approved Illinois' plan to operate a health insurance exchange in a partnership with the federal government, a widely expected move that makes the state the third to receive the official go ahead.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more


Michigan lawmakers mull $31 million for healthcare exchange
The Associated Press via Michigan Live
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's administration told lawmakers it needs their approval within weeks to spend a $31 million federal grant to help build a consumer-friendly health insurance marketplace under the contentious federal health care overhaul, or else the state will be stuck with a bill.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more




Universal American Corp. to present at the
Citi Global Healthcare Conference on Feb. 26

Business Wire via Yahoo Finance
Universal American Corp. announced that its chairman and CEO, Richard Barasch, will present at the Citi Global Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Hilton New York Hotel. The presentation will be simultaneously webcast over the Internet via the Investor Relations section of the company's website.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more


Molina Healthcare selected to participate in Florida long-term care program
Seeking Alpha
Molina Healthcare, Inc., has announced that the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration has awarded to Molina Healthcare of Florida, Inc., contracts in three regions under the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Long-Term Care program. The three regions awarded are Regions 5, 6, and 11, which encompass Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk, Manatee, Hardee, Highland, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more


  FEATURED COMPANIES
LIBERTY Dental Plan

A National Leader in providing dental benefits for Medicaid, CHIP and Medicare programs
Nationwide Network
Comprehensive Dental Disease Management
Predictable Costs with Quality Programs
info@libertydentalplan.com
Let NVA take the risk out of your Vision and Rx Plans

Let NVA help you get a better view.
Learn More


'Keeping You Healthy' video: Telemedicine Program by
WellPoint / Anthem Blue Cross

MHPA
VideoBrief
WellPoint State Sponsored Business is the only private health plan to develop, manage and comprehensively support a statewide Telemedicine program to improve access to care in California. Telemedicine can be used by local primary care providers to obtain second opinions on difficult cases to avoid misdiagnosis and prescribing ineffective medications. It can also significantly reduce disparities and accessibility barriers. Timely access to specialty care means early identification and treatment of conditions, resulting in better health outcomes and lower health costs. Join Michael Martineau from Anthem Blue Cross and Michelle Martin from MHPA's Center for Best Practices as they discuss this innovative program.

Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more


New compendium on diabetes care from MHPA's Center for Best Practices
MHPA
Prevention of diabetes is a key area of emphasis for health plans. Medicaid health plans' variety of diabetes prevention programs that promote physical activity, encourage healthy eating and help people maintain a healthy weight are critical to stem the rising tide of diabetes. Supported by an educational grant from Roche Diagnostics, this publication offers information on best practices in diabetes care from MHPA health plans and partner organizations. Geared primarily towards Medicaid health plans, state leaders and other policymakers, it also lists resources with website links that can help readers find information about preventing and managing diabetes.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more


Recent webinar presentations from PwC, Deloitte, AmeriHealth Mercy available free on MHPA's website
MHPA
View PDFs or listen to audio for "The Race to 2014: Health Reform and the 30 Million Newly Insured" by PwC, "The Fiscal Cliff, ACA, and Medicaid Managed Care" by Deloitte Consulting, "Optimizing Pharmaceutical Care in a Drug Therapy Management Program" by The AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies, and more.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more




MHPA's Amy Ingham to speak at 6th Annual Leadership Summit on Medicaid Managed Care | Feb 25-27 | Arlington, Va.
World Congress via MHPA
Payment transformation continues in Medicaid, as well as the development of integrated care delivery models industrywide. Medicaid managed care plans must continue to show their value. Attend the 6th Annual Leadership Summit on Medicaid Managed Care to learn how. MHPA members, receive a $200 discount when you register online or at 1-800-767-9499 with promo code MHPA200. Discounts are not valid on government rates.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more


Annual Medicaid Managed Care Congress | May 20-22 | Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor Hotel | Baltimore
Institute for International Research
Collaborate and drive innovation to move the Medicaid industry forward. Implement the ACA, increase quality, grow membership and strengthen financials. Register with code XP1826MHPA, and save 25 percent.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more


MHPA on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook
MHPA
Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook to get industry-related news and the latest MHPA announcements.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
 



Sponsored by ...


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 



MHPA's Industry NewsBrief
Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
Download media kit

Damon Sayles, Content Editor, 469.420.2662   
Contribute news

This edition of MHPA's Industry NewsBrief was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here -- it's free!
Recent issues
Feb. 14, 2013
Feb. 12, 2013
Feb. 7, 2013
Feb. 6, 2013



7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063