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Gilead revenue soars on hepatitis C drug
The New York Times
Record sales of a new hepatitis C drug pushed the first-quarter earnings of Gilead Sciences far beyond expectations, the company reported, but could also heighten concerns about the high cost of the drug — known as Sovaldi — and the ability of the healthcare system to pay for it.
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Medicaid plans to voice concerns to states about costly new hepatitis C drugs
Inside Health Policy
Medicaid health plans are readying a public push to voice their worries about new, costly hepatitis C medications that have recently come onto the market and plan to send a letter to state Medicaid directors about developing solutions so that plans and the program remain financially solvent, according to MHPA CEO Jeff Myers.
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April 30 Webinar Wednesday: 'Prediction and Prevention of Preterm Birth: A New Paradigm to Reduce NICU and Long-Term Costs' by Cervilenz Inc.
CerviLenz Inc.
Preterm birth is the leading cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality worldwide and takes a heavy toll on families and the healthcare economy. Half of preterm births occur in "low-risk" pregnancies. What more can we do to identify these pregnancies and intervene before it's too late to avoid a preterm delivery?

Join Michael G. Ross, M.D., MPH, maternal-fetal medicine specialist and medical director at Cervilenz Inc, and obstetrician David A. Stone, M.D., as they help clinicians, policy makers and payers understand the scope and urgency of the problem, describe barriers that must be overcome and give concrete action steps that can be taken immediately to improve outcomes and realize significant cost savings.

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Forecast cut on spending for health
The New York Times
The Congressional Budget Office has reduced by one-third its estimate of how much more states will spend on Medicaid in the coming decade because of the Affordable Care Act. In early February, the budget office estimated that state spending on Medicaid and a related program for children would be $70 billion higher from 2015 to 2024 because of the law's coverage provisions. In a new report, the budget office puts the cost at $46 billion.
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Medicaid expansion is rejected again in Louisiana
The Associated Press via Miami Herald
Louisiana state lawmakers have again turned away efforts to expand the state Medicaid program under the federal healthcare law. The Senate health committee voting, 6-2, against an expansion. The vote probably ends the Senate's debate on the issue for the session.
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A year after Arizona approved Medicaid expansion, governor still fighting for it
The Washington Post
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer fought harder than any Republican governor last year to push through Obamacare's Medicaid expansion. Almost a year later, she's still fighting opposition to it on two fronts.
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Reform update: States that did not expand Medicaid may see higher premiums
Modern Healthcare (subscription required)
Some industry experts are warning that states that chose not to expand Medicaid coverage under Obamacare could see higher insurance premiums next year as hospitals continue to shift the costs of uncompensated care to private insurers.
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Idaho Medicaid enrollment climbs
Idaho Statesman
The number of people on Medicaid in Idaho rose almost 6 percent since the launch of Idaho's health-insurance exchange last fall even though Idaho is one of the states that has not expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act.
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North Carolina senator supports state's healthcare overhaul decisions
The Associated Press via The Washington Times
North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr says the state's leaders were right both to decline expanding Medicaid and creating their own online insurance website through the federal healthcare overhaul.
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Medicaid expansion endorsed by 2 Indiana lawmakers
The Associated Press via The Courier Journal
Two top Republican lawmakers representing the state of Indiana said they want to see the federal government sign off on an expansion of Medicaid through the state's healthcare plan for low-income residents, but they added that they are unsure how soon that could happen.

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House passes budget with big Medicaid changes
Politico
The House approved a fiscal 2015 budget on Thursday that would cut federal spending by $5 trillion and significantly revamp social welfare programs. The measure, which cleared the House, 219-205, is essentially a political document that has no chance of being passed in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

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Losing patience — and patients — with Medicaid
Bloomberg Businessweek
Most doctors in private practice lose money on Medicaid patients, because the program pays less than commercial health plans or Medicare, the federal insurance program for Americans over 65. Many physicians already don't accept Medicaid, and millions of new enrollees clamoring for appointments will strain those who do.

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185 days until mhpa2014: Registration set to open June 2014; hotel, airfare discounts now available
MHPA
"Making It Personal: Focusing on the Enrollee in the Tangled Era of Health Reform," MHPA's 2014 conference on Oct. 26-28 at the new Marriott Marquis/Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington, D.C., will put the spotlight back on the Medicaid beneficiary. Registration will open in June, but hotel and flight discounts are available now. Click here for details.

If you're interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at mhpa2014, please check out our sponsor page.

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May 7 Webinar Wednesday: 'Emerging Regulatory Issues and Risk Exposures Impacting Medicaid Managed Care Plans' by Deloitte
Deloitte Consulting
As Medicaid coverage expands under the ACA, states — along with Medicaid health plans — are faced with the challenges of enrolling newly eligible beneficiaries through Health Insurance Exchanges, providing coverage to these individuals and coordinating delivery of care and benefits with other entities. The ACA has set forth regulatory guidelines for expansion which Medicaid health plans must follow.

As plans navigate this regulatory landscape, failure to comply with such regulations may have financial ramifications in addition to federal fines. This webinar will explore the emerging regulatory environment of Medicaid managed care plans and implications as they comply with state and federal compliance, security and privacy regulations.

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May 14 Webinar Wednesday: 'Effective Administration of
Dual Eligibles' by TriZetto

TriZetto
The dual-eligible market is growing rapidly with projected membership expected to increase by 400 percent by 2020. This market represents a significant opportunity for health plans who are able manage this complex population efficiently and effectively. Join TriZetto's Becky Erbe, vice president of government programs, and Norah Brennan, associate vice president, as they discuss roadblocks to managing duals and solutions to serve this vulnerable population.
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Did you miss Webinar Wednesday's 'ACA State Medicaid Expansion: Approaches to Alternative Expansion Models' by Deloitte?
MHPA
Get the presentation of the April 16 webinar by emailing Kimberly Donohue.

View PDFs or listen to audio for the following webinars: View additional webinars here.

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MHPA launches health insurance tax website MedicaidTaxHurts.org
MHPA
Visit MedicaidTaxHurts.org for everything you need to know about the health insurance tax, including its effect on the Medicaid program and how it hits individual states.
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    Texas Medicaid holds off on proposed limits for Gilead hepatitis drug (Reuters)
Managed care program for elderly to expand in Kansas (Kansas Health Institute)
Medicaid rules reduce narcotic prescriptions in Maine (The Associated Press via The Washington Post)
North Carolina senator: ACO plan for state Medicaid doesn't go far enough (News & Observer)
MACPAC lays groundwork for long-term care work in 2015 (Inside Health Policy)

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MHPA CEO Jeff Myers to speak at Medicaid Managed Care Congress 2014,
scheduled May 19-21 in Baltimore

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The Medicaid Managed Care Congress is where government officials, health plan executives and other key players of the healthcare ecosystem come together to learn from one another. Not only will you have exclusive access to industry leaders who will guide you through the 2014 healthcare evolution, you will also have unique networking opportunities to learn from case studies that will drive your business strategy forward.

Highlights include: CMS Keynote speakers, ABC News Chief White House Correspondent, Jeff Myers, MHPA's president and CEO, Jonathan Karl, 18+ health plan case studies from MajestaCare, Molina Healthcare, Cigna-Health Spring and more, eight intimate round table discussions with government officials and 12 never-before-heard presentations across three unique tracks.

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