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June 4 Webinar Wednesday: 'Stop the Bleed: A Hemophilia Update' by PartnerRe
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This webinar provides an overview of the hemostatic system, and hemophilia A and B including clinical manifestations and management, a discussion of treatment complications and inhibitors, information on acquired hemophilia and a cost management overview with a focus on case studies discussing claims due diligence and case management.
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State survey: 2.9 million Medicaid enrollments still unprocessed
The Hill
Nearly 3 million Medicaid enrollments that took place under Obamacare have not been processed due to technical or bureaucratic snags, according to a new state survey. Roughly half of the enrollees currently in limbo reside in three states — California, Illinois and North Carolina — according to the analysis by Roll Call.
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Missouri's declining Medicaid caseload stands out in national report
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Missouri is seeing a bigger decline in its Medicaid rolls than nearly any other state, a ranking that the administration of Gov. Jay Nixon attributes to an improving economy and critics blame on application snafus. A new federal report compares Medicaid enrollment in March to the average for the three-month period of July through September 2013. Missouri's caseload declined 3.9 percent, a drop second only to Wyoming, which declined by 5.6 percent.
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Virginia attorney general hires law expert as possible shutdown looms
The Washington Post
With no sign of progress in a state budget standoff, Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring has hired a constitutional law expert to advise him — the clearest sign yet that the state is barreling toward a government shutdown and uncharted legal territory.
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Virginia Republican offers plan to end Medicaid deadlock
The Washington Post
A key Republican ally in Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's bid to expand health coverage for the poor offered a plan to a break a months-long deadlock on the issue. However, he also split with the governor by questioning McAuliffe's power to keep government running without a budget or to expand Medicaid on his own.
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Illinois: Cook County releases 1st snapshot of new Medicaid patients
Chicago Tribune
New data offers the first look at the health, habits and demographics of about 100,000 new enrollees in Cook County's expanded Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act. The picture it paints is bleak. More than half the new patients covered by Cook County's Medicaid expansion program haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months.
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Nevada's health exchange for Medicaid to cost $25 million
Las Vegas Sun
The cost to replace the Medicaid section of Nevada's flawed online health insurance exchange will be $25 million, a state official told a legislative committee. The federal government will pay $22.5 million and Nevada will pay the rest, according to Mike Wilden, director of the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services.
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Avalere Health announces international partnership
The Hill
Avalere Health is stepping onto the international stage by joining forces with a life sciences consulting firm based in the United Kingdom, the firms announced. The partnership between Avalere and Pope Woodhead & Associates will expand the firms' geographic reach and strengthen their regulatory expertise across borders, according to Avalere CEO Dan Mendelson.
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Poll: Obamacare still unpopular despite enrollment numbers
The Hill
Attitudes toward Obamacare have only changed slightly despite the administration's success in enrolling more than eight million people, according to a Gallup poll. The poll found 43 percent approve of Obamacare, but a majority disapproves of it.

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Could states be penalized for Medicaid backlog under Obamacare?
The Hill
Top Republicans are asking the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services if it is considering penalizing states with a backlog of new Medicaid applications under Obamacare.

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With Medicaid surges, cost concerns triggered for states
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States from the east coast to the west coast are confronting new concerns that Medicaid costs will rise as a result of the federal health care law. That's likely to revive the debate about how federal decisions can saddle states with unanticipated expenses.

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June 18 Webinar Wednesday: ''Behavior change and ROI through Member Engagement & Incentives' by InComm and Finity Communications
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Structuring member engagement and incentive programs to produce measurable outcomes is an essential component of wellness and disease management plan design. Attend this session to learn how health plans are adopting closed-loop technology platforms to track program success and how new incentive strategies are used to encourage healthy behavior change.
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Did you miss Webinar Wednesday's 'Medication Monitoring in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders (SUD)' by Millennium Laboratories? Get the slides, other webinar presentations free
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145 days until mhpa2014: New info for exhibitors
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"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. Check out our exhibitors page for all the info you need for a successful trade show experience.

If you haven't signed up yet to sponsor or exhibit at mhpa2014, please visit our sponsor page.

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