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Michael and Medina Rashid receive 'Couples Working Together, Making a Difference Award'
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Michael A. Rashid, president and CEO of AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies, and his wife Medina Rashid, received the "Couples Working Together, Making a Difference Award" at the recent Fifth-Annual Medallion Scholarship Banquet. More



Aetna foundation directs $1 million to measure effectiveness of integrated health care models
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Finding effective ways to repair the fragmented U.S. health care system to improve quality and patient safety are goals of four grants by the Aetna Foundation. The Aetna Foundation will fund four research projects intended to assess new health care delivery designs that promote integrated health and patient-centered medical homes. More

Poll shows Americans oppose entitlement cuts to deal with debt problem
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Despite growing concerns about the country's long-term fiscal problems and an intensifying debate in Washington about how to deal with them, Americans strongly oppose some of the major remedies under consideration, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. More

Poll: Raise taxes on wealthy, leave Medicare, Medicaid alone
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When it comes to confronting budget deficits, Americans are much more in favor of raising taxes on the wealthiest than cutting Medicare or Medicaid, a new poll found. The McClatchy-Marist poll, conducted as Democrats and Republicans were touting their own long-term budget visions, also found the country largely pessimistic about America's direction. More


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Michigan receives $1 million contract to develop dual-eligible Medicare and Medicaid program
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The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has awarded Michigan a $1 million innovation contract to improve care and services for individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Michigan applied for the contract to cut Medicaid costs, eliminate duplication of services, expand access to needed care and improve the quality of care for people enrolled in both programs. More

Idaho governor blocks federal health care reform law
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How much power do individual states have to block implementation of the new health care reform law? A lot, if the governor of Idaho has his way. Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter, issued an executive order prohibiting state agencies from implementing the controversial law, which is widely viewed as President Barack Obama's top domestic accomplishment. More

DFL, GOP both open to deal on health vouchers
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Amid the politics of doom and confrontation in St. Paul, Minn., some key legislators are considering compromise over a potentially explosive Republican proposal to partly privatize Minnesota's public health care programs and require some low-income residents to buy their own insurance. More



Database to oversee state insurance exchanges
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will develop the Health Insurance Assistance Database, a new system of records, as part of a program to oversee states' development and operation of health insurance exchanges. More

Health insurance exchange board gets to work
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The powerful board that will oversee California's new health insurance exchange meets for the first time in Sacramento, Calif. The exchange is a centerpiece of federal health insurance reform — it's expected to broker health coverage for 4 million people when it begins operations in 2014. 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
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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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