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Medicaid Health Plans of America supports National Minority Health Month 2011
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Medicaid Health Plans of America and its member companies fully support the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health's National Minority Health Month and their work to eliminate the differences in the quality of health and health care of minorities compared to the rest of the U.S. More



Administration launches efforts to reduce health disparities
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The Obama administration is hoping to address the health disparities with the release of two strategic plans. The first is a Department Health and Human Services action plan outlining goals and actions for the department, such as collecting better data on minority health and training more minority doctors and nurses. More

HHS releases state flexibility initiatives for Medicaid
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The Department of Health and Human Services announced four new initiatives that it says will provide states more flexibility to run their Medicaid programs. The announcement follows up on President Barack Obama's promise to give states more flexibility without turning the state-federal Medicaid entitlement into a block grant, as proposed by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis. More

Centene Corporation's Celtic Unit renews Commonwealth Care Contract with Massachusetts
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Centene Corporation announced that the Celtic Group's subsidiary, CeltiCare Health Plan of Massachusetts, Inc., has renewed its contract with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to serve Commonwealth Care members. More

Medicaid subsidiary of Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc. selects NaviNet for online provider communications
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NaviNet, America's largest real-time health care communications network, that the Medicaid subsidiary of Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc., the state's largest health insurance carrier serving publicly-insured individuals in the Medicaid and New Jersey FamilyCare programs, has selected NaviNet as its provider communications portal. More


State budget difficulties and implementation of the Affordable Care Act are driving and shaping the Medicaid managed care market. Sellers Dorsey positions our clients for growth in the ever-changing world of Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act and more. Sellers Dorsey. Redefining the possibilities. more


Budget's effect on health law unclear
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A new Congressional Research Service report says it is unclear how much the House GOP budget would affect the new health care law. In his "Path to Prosperity" blueprint, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., wrote that his budget "starts by repealing the costly new government-run health care law." More

Supreme Court punts on fast-track review of health care law
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The Supreme Court has not acted on a request to expedite a review of legal challenges to the health care reform law. The high court released the list of cases it has decided to take up or decline, and Virginia's health care reform challenge was not included. More

Nearly half of Pensylvannia's dropped adultBasic subscribers might qualify for free Medicaid
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Six weeks after ending a key health insurance program, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's administration is informing tens of thousands of former subscribers in detailed letters that they might qualify for specific free Medicaid coverage. More



Wisconsin governor asks Congress to block grant Medicaid
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, testified on Capitol Hill about state budget problems, and told members of Congress, "The number one thing you can give me, block grant Medicaid." Walker said that Medicaid, which is a joint federal and state program to provide health insurance to the poor, puts crushing costs on Wisconsin's budget. More

State auditor: Rhode Island needs better Medicaid oversight
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Rhode Island state auditors reported that insufficient staffing in the state Department of Human Services has contributed to weakened controls over compliance in the state's Medicaid program, which pays for medical care for needy individuals and is the single largest federal program administered by the state. More

CMS to open meaningful use attestation
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services attestation system is to be available so health care providers can verify that they are meaningful users of certified electronic health records. More

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Event: MHPA's Center for Best Practices First Annual Awards Forum on May 18; presentations added
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Register now for the MHPA Center for Best Practices First Annual Awards Forum on May 18. The awards ceremony at the Academy for Educational Development, 1825 Connecticut Ave., Washington, D.C., will also feature MSNBC Political Analyst Karen Finney as keynote luncheon speaker as well as the following presentations: "National Quality Improvement Strategy and Other Quality Improvement Provisions of the Affordable Care Act" — Dave Domann, MS, RPh, Ortho-McNeil Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. "An Innovative Model to Fight Childhood Lead Poisoning, Increase Screening Rates and Improve Health Outcomes" — Joel De Jesus, Magellan Biosciences "Childhood Obesity: A "United" Call to Action" — Sandra Bruce Nichols, M.D., UnitedHealthcare and "Targeting Pre-term Births in the Medicaid Population" — Kimberly Roop, M.D., WellPoint. To register or sponsor, please click here or contact Thanh Buscarini at 202.857.5728 or tbuscarini@mhpa.org.

Event: Insuring the under and uninsured: The Health Plan Forum on Medicaid Expansion & Health Benefit Exchanges, San Francisco
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Reaching, Servicing, and Retaining the New Enrollee Population
July 18-19
The Marines' Memorial Club in San Francisco
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Event: 19th Annual Medicaid Managed Care Congress — May 18-20 in Baltimore
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MHPA colleagues receive discounted rates.

Medicaid Managed Care organizations are facing their toughest challenges yet with the onset of health care reform and the rise in newly approved eligibles. Attend the 19th Annual Medicaid Managed Care Congress, and hear from President and CEO, Thomas L. Johnson as well as over 40 of the nation's top Medicaid Managed Care government officials and health plan executives as they discuss strategies to help health plans overcome their most pressing needs while improving quality and controlling costs. Our distinguished speaking faculty includes:

• Keynote: Richard Gilfillan, M.D., acting director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

• Thomas L. Johnson, president and CEO, Medicaid Health Plans of America

• Edwina Rogers, executive director, Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative

• Philip Bonaparte, M.D., chief medical officer, Horizon NJ Health

• Kevin Hayden, president, State Sponsored Business Division, WellPoint and vice-chair, MHPA board of directors

• Charlotte MacBeth, MBA, MHA, JD, president and CEO, MDwise

As a MHPA member, receive 25 percent off the standard registration rate with priority code XP1626MHPAN. Register online, by calling 888.670.8200, or emailing register@iirusa.com. Be sure to mention priority code XP1626MHPAN to receive the discount. We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore.



Event: Save the date — Medicaid Health Plans of America's 2011 annual meeting on Nov. 7-8, Washington, D.C.
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MHPA's annual meeting will be held at Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. This year's lineup of distinguished speakers includes Donna E. Shalala, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, and current president of the University of Miami, and Donna Brazile, renowned political advisor and media commentator. Also for your entertainment, The Capitol Steps, an American political satire troupe, will be performing. Stay tuned for more details as they develop.

MHPA Center for Best Practices kicks off 'Keeping You Healthy' Video Series
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Each month the Medicaid Health Plans of America Center for Best Practices "Keeping You Healthy" Video Series will feature a Medicaid health plan best practice that has affected the lives of the people they serve. Its first installment is the "Lose to Win Type II Diabetes and Obesity Education Program" by Keystone Mercy Health Plan. Click here to view the video on YouTube. More

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