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Republicans look to Medicaid as winner issue
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Senate Finance ranking member Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, thinks repealing a piece of the health reform law that keeps states from kicking people off their Medicaid rolls could hitch a ride with legislation to raise the government's debt limit. But he says state governors need to build support for that effort. More



PFCD and United Healthcare briefing sheds light on proven state Medicaid programs that reduce escalating health care costs
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The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, in partnership with United Healthcare, hosted a briefing today entitled "Medicaid in the New Era: Proven Solutions that Enhance Quality and Reduce Costs." More

Most Americans oppose GOP plan to cut Medicaid
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Most Americans oppose the House Republicans' plan to overhaul and slash funding of Medicaid, the state-federal program that covers 56 million low-income people, according to a poll recently released. More

Kaiser poll: Half of Americans report personal tie to Medicaid
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Kaiser's latest health tracking poll focuses on Medicaid—and some of its findings may surprise you. About half of the 1,203 adults surveyed report a personal connection with the federal-state insurance program for low-income Americans, defined as receiving benefits themselves or having a friend or family member who has done so. More

Senate rejects Republican-backed budget plan
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The U.S. Senate rejected a controversial Republican-proposed budget that would have meant steep cuts in Medicare, the government-backed health-care plan for the elderly. The Democratic-controlled Senate voted against the budget plan, which had already been passed by the Republican-controlled House, by a 57 to 40 margin. More


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GOP pushes to let states reduce Medicaid rolls
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With their proposal to turn Medicaid into block grants all but dead, Republicans now are pushing legislation to let states tighten eligibility rules for the health program for the poor and disabled. The move, which would affect Medicaid as well as the Children's Health Insurance Program, would help cash-strapped states save money but could also cause hundreds of thousands of people to lose health coverage. More

GOP lawmakers ask governors for ideas on improving Medicaid
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Republican leaders in both chambers of Congress sent a letter to the nation's 50 governors asking for their ideas on how to improve the Medicaid program. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah., ranking member on the Senate Finance Committee, expressed concern about the quality of care provided to Medicaid recipients and the levels of waste, fraud and abuse in the program. More

US debt talks resume with focus on health care
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Talks to avert a potentially catastrophic U.S. debt default resume after signs Republicans might soften their stance over a main obstacle to a deal with Democrats, but hopes for a breakthrough remain slim. More



Judges of both parties will hear appeal of high-profile health law challenge
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Republican leaders in both chambers of Congress sent a letter to the nation's 50 governors asking for their ideas on how to improve the Medicaid program. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah., ranking member on the Senate Finance Committee, expressed concern about the quality of care provided to Medicaid recipients and the levels of waste, fraud and abuse in the program. More

Montana drops managed-care Medicaid plan
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The Schweitzer administration has abandoned its controversial plan to set up a Medicaid managed care demonstration project in Lewis and Clark, Cascade, Chouteau, Teton and Judith Basin counties. The Lee Newspapers State Bureau reported last fall that the Schweitzer administration since August 2009 had discussed using managed-card Medicaid, the state-federal program that provides health care for the poor and disabled. More

New Jersey health officials unveil Medicaid overhaul
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New Jersey health officials are pushing to tighten the eligibility requirements for new Medicaid enrollees as part of Gov. Christopher Christie's administration's effort to save $300 million by overhauling the health care program for low income and disabled residents. More

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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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Free Webinar: Ethicon Endo Surgery's 'Minimally Invasive Procedures — What's the Value for Health Plans?,' June 8 at 2-3:30 p.m. EST
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There are over 4.4 million general surgical procedures annually. Once patients have exhausted other treatment alternatives and surgery becomes a necessary procedure, providing a minimally invasive approach, also referred to as laparoscopic surgery, improves clinical outcomes, decreases the hospital stay and brings a faster return to normal activity, AND costs the payor and the patient less money, when compared to standard open or abdominal surgery. Developing a product to encourage appropriate use of minimally invasive procedures can provide significant clinical and economic savings to patients and payors. Dr. Lou Hochheiser, Chief Medical Leader, Humana, Inc., will explore what health plans can do to drive the use of Minimally Invasive Procedures.

To login, go to the homepage www.pcconf.com and click join. Participant ID #: 3183287 (both video and audio). Call in number: 1.800-839.9416 Questions? Please contact Thanh Buscarini at 202. 857.5728.


Event: Insuring the under and uninsured: The Health Plan Forum on Medicaid Expansion & Health Benefit Exchanges, San Francisco, July 18-19
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Healthcare Education Associates
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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