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Dawn Hawkins Johnson joins Sellers Dorsey as senior consultant
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Sellers Dorsey announced that Dawn Hawkins Johnson has joined the firm as a senior consultant. Dawn combines her clinical background with a business development perspective to approach challenges and opportunities in health care. More



Illinois governor unveils plan to tame Medicaid spending
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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn  proposed a plan to reduce Medicaid spending, warning the health care program for the poor is on the brink of collapse. The Democratic governor's $2.7 billion plan calls for saving $1.35 billion by reducing eligibility and coverage, eliminating programs and other efficiencies, dropping rates paid to providers to save another $675 million, and increasing the state's per pack cigarette tax by $1 to raise $335.7 million annually. More

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Senate voteless 'markup' may be another blow to Bowles-Simpson
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A decision by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, D-N.D., to present the recommendations of President Barack Obama's fiscal commission in committee but not to bring them to a vote shows how far Congress remains from producing a debt "grand bargain," supporters and critics of the fiscal commission said recently. More

Kansas: KanCare waiver request to be ready soon, officials say
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The waiver application needed for Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's proposed Medicaid makeover is nearly complete and could be filed with federal officials before the month is up, Brownback administration officials said recently. More

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Number of children on Medicaid grows in Florida
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The number of children covered through Medicaid, Florida Healthy Kids and other state health programs hit two million in March, according to totals released by Florida KidCare. That was the first time the combined enrollment reached that level.  More

South Carolina agency: Medicaid information leaked on 228 thousand people
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Nearly a quarter of all Medicaid patients in South Carolina had some of their personal information stolen by an employee who compiled the data over several months and sent it to his private email account, state Health and Human Services Director Anthony Keck said. More

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The California Department Of Health Care services selects Health Net for dual eligibles pilot in Los Angeles and San Diego Counties
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The California Department of Health Care Services has selected Health Net, Inc. to participate in its proposed dual eligibles demonstration pilot for both Los Angeles County and San Diego County. The state of California is pursuing new approaches to service the "dual eligibles" population — beneficiaries that are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. More

GHG Forum 2012: Don't miss out!

Gorman Health Group, the leading solutions provider in Government programs, invites you to DC on June 12 & 13 for a conference event designed for plans and cross-functional team attendance. Register your team now. MORE.


Less than 2 weeks until the Second Annual Awards Forum!
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Is your plan nominated for a best practices award? Attend the Awards Forum and show your support! Register now for the April 30 meeting of industry CEOs, COOs, CMOs and other key health plan personnel at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (1615 H Street, NW, Washington, D.C.). Attendees will be treated to presentations by Dr. Ken Thorpe of Emory University and executive director of The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, Joel Menges, COO of  and Dr. Amy Boutwell, founder of Collaborative Healthcare Strategies, and a range of other experts sharing their most effective best practice methods. More

Next Insights Webinar: Cost of Care for Hemophilia Patients: When in Doubt, Carve Them Out — April 23, 2012
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By Baxter Healthcare Corporation. As states move to managed Medicaid, it is beneficial for all stakeholders to understand the potential impact of the rare and unique disease state, hemophilia. Through this webinar, an expert will share his/her experience of the uniqueness of the hemophilia disease state. The speaker will discuss clinical and economic considerations in the management of members with hemophilia. More

Are you maximizing your capitation revenue? How do you know? — Wednesday June 6, 2012 at 1:30 pm ET, A free webinar by DataWing Software
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Have you ever paid claims for ineligible members? Reconciling your capitation payments can help.

During this hour presentation, DataWing Software will cover:
• Where does the data come from and why there are discrepancies
• How do I know that our MCO has an issue
• Ideas from other MCO's on how they address the challenge
• Technology solution to solve this challenge

Register for this free webinar





Partnership for reducing readmissions and length of stay — Thursday June 14 at 1:00 pm ET, A free webinar by VITAS Innovative Hospice Care
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The Hospital Readmission Reduction Program is intended to reduce hospital readmissions by aligning them with payment incentives. Hospice and palliative care programs can help providers reduce hospital readmissions by providing comprehensive care to patients. They improve discharge planning and increase coordination of care while being cost effective. This results in improved quality patient care and increased patient/family satisfaction.

Register for this free webinar


Introducing the Best Practices Compendium for Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
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Medicaid health plans are part of the solution for improving quality of care for people with serious mental illness. This new compendium highlights challenges in delivering mental health services for people with SMI, outlines important treatment recommendations and identifies examples of cutting edge approaches used by Medicaid health plans to address needs of people with SMI. Download a free PDF copy or request a print copy at 202.857.5720 or info@mhpa.org. More

MHPA's New Keeping you Healthy video: Healthy You, Healthy Me by Amerihealth Mercy Health Plan
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Today's children are the most overweight generation in the history of the U.S. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the prevalence of overweight children and youth has more than tripled over the last 35 years. In addition to the increase in type II diabetes in children, overweight children also have increased the rates of diagnosed hypertension and asthma. To combat this epidemic, AmeriHealth Mercy Health Plan partnered with the Neighborhood Center in Harrisburg, Pa., to create our "Healthy You, Healthy Me" Childhood Obesity Program. Watch the YouTube video here.

20th Annual Medicaid Managed Care Congress
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Join MHPA as we partner with IIR's 20th Annual Medicaid Managed Care Congress, May 1-May 2 at the Hilton Baltimore. MHPA's president & CEO, Thomas Johnson and over 350 State Officials, Health Plan executives and CMS will share insights on how to improve quality, achieve better health outcomes and control costs. Don't miss Thomas's sessions on the Opportunities for the New Basic Health Plan option and as part of the closing panel discussion.
Highlights:
• State Snapshots providing insight into states that are making moves in the Medicaid managed care space. Hear from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Texas and Washington, D.C.
• Realigned Track Sessions based on in-depth analysis of our audience to better meet your needs.
• Full Day Summits on Medicaid Managed Care 101 and Dual Eligibles to go deeper into these hot topics.
• Political commentary from speaker Paul Begala from CNN and Newsweek, as he presents potential outcomes for the upcoming presidential elections and the future of Medicaid managed care.

Download the Brochure
to learn more about the 40 speakers, 35 sessions, 4 pre-conference workshops, and numerous networking opportunities. Because of our partnership, MHPA members can receive 25 percent off the standard registration rate. Just mention priority code XP1726MHPA when registering. Register online, by calling 888.670.8200, or emailing register@iirusa.com. The hotel block expires on March 30, so be sure to book early.





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