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Medicaid Health Plans of America praises HHS Care Coordination effort for Medicare-Medicaid dual eligibles
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Medicaid Health Plans of America commends Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Administrator Donald Berwick, and Melanie Bella, Director of the new Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office for their recent announcement of two new initiatives to coordinate the care of those dually eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. More



House panel approves Medicaid flexibility bill
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A House subcommittee voted to let states cut their Medicaid rolls despite unified Democratic opposition and amendments designed to highlight the bill's potential effect on children and the elderly. The bill would repeal "maintenance of effort" provisions in the new health care law, which prevent states from reducing Medicaid eligibility before 2014. More

Medicaid Health Plans of America proudly welcomes Leanne Cardwell as Director of Membership and Development
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Leanne R. Cardwell joined Medicaid Health Plans of America as their new Director of Membership and Development. Her duties will include showing Medicaid health plans, members and non-members alike, the value that MHPA brings to their organizations and the health plan industry as a whole. She will also work with MHPA sponsors and other companies that provide specialized services to the industry and highlight the benefits of partnering with MHPA. More

Kool Smiles donates oral health supplies to Red Cross Disaster Relief Effort
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In response to a request from the American Red Cross, Kool Smiles recently donated oral health supplies to help approximately 3,000 victims of the recent flooding and tornadoes in Mississippi and surrounding areas. 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


Kool Smiles rolls out career website for oral health professionals
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Kool Smiles, a leading dental health provider for children and adults, has launched a website that shares information about the company and benefits offered to those seeking dentist jobs. Kool Smiles is hiring general dentists across the nation, as well as specialists including Pediatric Dentists, endodontists and oral surgeons to keep pace with continued patient demand. More

Medicaid cuts seen hurting elderly, disabled
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Proposed cuts in the Medicaid health care program for the poor could have a broad impact on the elderly and disabled and family members who care for them, an advocacy group said. Ron Pollack, who heads the health care advocacy group Families USA, said he is worried proposed spending caps and other budget cuts to Medicaid "would devastate seniors and people with disabilities." More

Old people first on HMO list - Florida
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Until now, Florida's plans to transfer Medicaid patients into managed care have focused on children and families, not the sick and frail elderly who need constant care. The assumption was that HMOs' complicated rules would trip up weak, confused elders. More



Florida pushing new fees for most Medicaid recipients
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Florida wants to be the first state in the nation to charge most of its Medicaid recipients a monthly premium as well as $100 for using the ER for routine care. But even supporters acknowledge that the new fees, passed recently by the state legislature as part of a sweeping Medicaid measure, face long odds getting federal approval. More

Rhode Island's Medicaid experiment becomes a talking point for budget cutters
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With Republicans pushing to rein in Medicaid costs, an experiment in Rhode Island is drawing the attention of some conservatives who say it has led to substantial savings without reducing care for the state's poorest patients. More

Sherrod Brown says elderly account for two-thirds of Medicaid's costs
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During an interview on MSNBC, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, defended Medicaid from a Republican proposal to change the structure of the federal-state health insurance program for the poor. MSNBC's Cenk Uygur asked Brown whether the Democrats will have "as much passion and fight in defending Medicaid" as they have on criticizing GOP proposals to overhaul Medicare for those currently under 55 years of age. More

Questions linger over New Mexico Medicaid
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Now we know who will help New Mexico redesign Medicaid, the government insurance program that one in four residents relies on for health care. Gov. Susana Martinez's administration announced the hiring of Washington-based Alicia Smith and Associates to help the Human Services Department reshape what has become an increasingly costly program. More

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Event: last day to register for MHPA's Center for Best Practices First Annual Awards Forum on May 18
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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. More

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 more than 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: 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

Hear MHPA President and CEO, Thomas L. Johnson give his take on the Medicaid expansion and the health insurance exchange populations in "Analyzing the Numbers: How Will Plans Serve This New Market."

Other Conference Highlights Include:
• Defining the new enrollee population: Who are they? What can you expect from various market segments?
• Market segmentation and analysis: What are the pros and cons of the new markets?
• Assessing financial viability and adverse selection on the exchanges

Exclusive Discounted Pricing Available
As a Medicaid Health Plans of America member, you can register for the event as a guest of MHPA and receive 25 percent off the standard registration rate with the special discount code HMP027. To qualify for an exclusive membership discount, call Kathie Eberhard at 1.704.341.2439 or email keberhard@frallc.com.
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MHPA Webinar: Complex Care Management
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May 26, 2-3:30 p.m. EST

• Medicaid Health Plans of America webinar on Complex Care Management (also called complex case management or CCM).
• Briefing on CCM in Medicaid, including primer on CCM, latest issues and trends, and opportunities for States and Medicaid health plans.
• By Kip Piper of Sellers Dorsey.

Login to Webinar at:

https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/856373694

For audio, dial:

Call-In number: 866.476.8702
Participant Code: 529106
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