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Medicaid Health Plans of America's Center for Best Practices honors health plans for improving access, quality of care of Medicaid enrollees
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Medicaid Health Plans of America and its Center for Best Practices presented a select few of its member health plans and partner companies with awards for their innovative best practices that have improved the health of Medicaid beneficiaries. More



MHPA's New Keeping You Healthy video: Network Improvement Team by MDwise
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Quality in health care is of paramount importance for Medicaid health plans. Learn how MHPA member plan MDwise improved their quality outcomes as Dr. Caroline Carney-Doebbeling, CMO at MDwise, and Laura Trainor, manager of this initiative, discuss their program. Watch the YouTube video here.

Coventry Health Care of Iowa, Nebraska Receive URAC full Health Plan with Health Utilization Management Accreditation
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Coventry Health Care of Nebraska and Coventry Health Care of Iowa announced that both plans were awarded full Health Plan with Health Utilization Management accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. More

Driving engagement, reducing healthcare costs

Healthx is the leading developer of portals and applications for the healthcare market. Over 130 payers and 39,000 groups, representing over 12 million individual lives, use our technology solutions. From our member and provider portals to our
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Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Antares Pharma, Inc. announce the introduction of Gelnique 3%™, for the treatment of overactive bladder
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Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Antares Pharma, Inc. announced the launch of Gelnique 3 percent (oxybutynin) gel 3 percent, for the treatment of overactive bladder with symptoms of urge urinary incontinence, urgency and frequency. Gelnique 3 percent is a clear, odorless topical gel that has been shown to be an effective and safe treatment for OAB. The product is available in a metered pump dispenser, offering patients convenient dosing. More

Obamacare even raises taxes on the Government
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As you may know, the Affordable Care Act raises taxes on pretty much everyone, directly or indirectly, in order to fund its expansion of coverage for the uninsured. Most of these new taxes are unwise policy. But one Obamacare tax increase stands out for sheer boneheadedness: the law's tax on insurance premiums, a provision that will raise taxes paid by the government itself, and make insurance less affordable. More

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Kansas confident feds will approve Medicaid changes
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Top Kansas officials expressed confidence recently that the federal government will allow the state to overhaul its Medicaid program, but critics questioned moving ahead before securing permission. More

Wisconsin: Feds OK Walker plans to cut Medicaid costs
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Federal officials have signed off on plans by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's administration to cut costs in state health programs that will lead to an estimated more than 17,000 people leaving or being turned away. More

Improving Lives. Reducing Costs.
Health Integrated, the leading innovation partner for health plans, provides evidence- based solutions to achieve health management goals for clinical outcomes, quality measures and cost containment.

Our expertise with vulnerable populations and 360-degree view of the impact of bio-psycho-social risk factors on health makes us the perfect partner for Medicaid and Medicare plans.

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TMG Health names chief compliance officer
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TMG Health, the leading national provider of expert solutions for government sponsored health plans, recently announced the appointment of Patricia Savitsky as Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer. More

A unique government programs event

Gorman Health Group invites you to join industry leaders for a must-see Government programs conference event June 12 & 13 in Washington, D.C. designed for attendance by plans’
cross-functional teams. Register your team now. MORE.


Insights Webinar: Benefit design Monday, May 7
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Sellers Dorsey will brief MHPA members on benefit design requirements of CMS rules for the benchmark benefit package (or actuarial equivalent) for Medicaid expansion and the essential benefit package for Qualified Health Plans in State Health Insurance Exchanges. This includes relationships to current Medicaid benefit designs and options/flexibility for Medicaid expansion and QHP benefit designs. For more information about Sellers Dorsey, visit www.sellersdorsey.com. Learn more and register. More

Insights Webinar: Successfully Reducing Emergency Room Usage Monday, May 21
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Health plans nationwide are searching for ways to address the growing increase in emergency room utilization. In response to this trend, AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies successfully developed an integrated, multi-layered program that helped to tackle this issue for one of its urban Medicaid health plans. Over the past three years, the program has demonstrated an ongoing decrease in the number of members using the emergency room as a primary care facility. Learn more and register. 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

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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.

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