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MHPA sends letter of support for duals demo to Secy Sebelius
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MHPA recently sent a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in support of duals integration and the Capitated Financial Alignment Demonstration (CFAD). More

MHPA Insights webinar on Reducing Provider Error Rates (Monday June 11 at 11am ET)
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Reducing Provider Error Rates Using a Corrective Action Plan Process by CGS. Prevention of inappropriate payments and affirmation of medically necessary, correctly coded, and accurately reimbursed claims begins with data analysis. The data analysis process yields results that point to both general and specific billing aberrancies and program vulnerabilities. The presentation will share two business processes; a Level of Concern (LOC) Calculator used to score providers against a set of criteria, and a Progressive Corrective Action Matrix (PCA) to create a consistent objective approach to reduce improper provider payments based on the gravity of errors. The results are a staff that is calibrated on identifying the severity of provider errors and the deployment of progressive actions. Click here for more information on this Webinar.

Medicaid director association head: Uncertainty, legislative politics have slowed state implementation
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Kaiser Health News's Mary Agnes Carey talks to Andy Allison, Arkansas Medicaid director and president of the National Association of Medicaid Directors, who is adamant that cash-strapped states won't be able to do much to expand coverage to the uninsured if the Supreme Court strikes down the law. States are expected to add 16 million people to Medicaid, but that's mostly because the federal government would pick up nearly all the cost. Allison said, "I'm not sure where those individuals will end up now, with money so tight" in the states. More

Michigan Medicaid director: 'a struggle' to meet deadlines if law upheld
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Kaiser Health News's Mary Agnes Careytalks to Michigan Medicaid Director Steve Fitton about how it will be a "struggle" for his state to be ready to implement the health law on schedule if the Supreme Court upholds the measure. But he's confident that Michigan can handle the expected new enrollees in Medicaid. Fitton says Michigan officials want to move beneficiaries with both Medicare and Medicaid into managed care if the law is upheld. More

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Poll: No blame if court nixes health care law
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Even though President Barack Obama fought for passage of the landmark 2010 health care law, very small minorities say their attitudes about him would change one way or the other should the Supreme Court strike down the law that is so often referred to as "Obamacare." More

How SCOTUS could help Congress save billions
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Congress could stumble into a big pile of cash from an unlikely source: the Supreme Court. The justices will deliver their landmark ruling on the 2010 health care law this month, and the government is in line to reap hundreds of billions of dollars in savings — perhaps more than $1 trillion — if certain parts of it are struck down. More

House GOP concedes 'mess' will result from partial health care repeal
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House Republicans conceded on Tuesday that they will have a "mess" to deal with if the Supreme Court rules portions of the president's health care law are unconstitutional. More

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Ahead of elections, GOP readies vote on repealing parts of health law
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Kaiser Health News's Mary Agnes Carey talks with Jackie Judd about two measures from the health law that the House GOP will attempt to roll back in votes this week. Republicans want votes on repeal now, Carey says, to make an economic argument ahead of elections. More

Analysis: HHS has missed nearly half of health care law's deadlines
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The Health and Human Services Department has missed nearly half of its legal deadlines while implementing President Barack Obama's health care law, according to an analysis by the American Action Forum. More

Medicaid enrollees really like their coverage
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Medicaid can get a bad rap from policymakers. The entitlement program gets knocked for long wait times, low payments to doctors and inadequate access. Ask the patients what they think of the program, however, and you get a different answer: They really like it. More

Ohio officials seek Medicaid eligibility overhaul
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Ohio wants to take a complicated and lengthy process used to assess the Medicaid eligibility of more than 700,000 residents and simplify it based on income, according to a draft of the plans released recently. More

UnitedHealthcare extends commitment to helping Floridians live healthier lives with completion of Preferred Care Partners, Medica HealthCare purchases
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Underscoring the company's ongoing commitment to helping Floridians of all ages live healthier, fuller lives, UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group company, has completed its planned purchase of Preferred Care Partners and Medica HealthCare Plans, senior-focused health plans with operations primarily in South and Central Florida. More

GHG Forum 2012: Access the Agenda Now

Gorman Health Group is the leading solutions provider in Government programs. Join us June 12 & 13 in Washington, D.C. for a conference event designed for teams from cross-functional operational areas. Register your team now. MORE.

Registration now open for MHPA's 2012 Annual Meeting | October 24-26
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The MHPA 2012 Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., again will be the country's largest gathering of top-level executives in the Medicaid health plan industry. This year's meeting, "A Pivotal Time for Medicaid Health Plans," kicks-off just one week before Americans cast their ballots in a presidential election in which health care is one of the foremost issues. As you've come to expect, the MHPA Annual Meeting will provide the perfect opportunity to participate in thought-provoking sessions and hear from compelling speakers, including Charlie Cook, political analyst and publisher of The Cook Report; Donna Brazile, political strategist and commentator; and Robert Brownstein, political director for Atlantic Media Corp.

For more info and to register online, visit

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.

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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2nd Annual Leadership Summit on Medicaid | July 24-25, Arlington, Va.
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With the Supreme Court Ruling to determine the future of Medicaid Expansion in June, the 2nd Annual Leadership Summit on Medicaid will be the first national platform for all stakeholders to come together to discuss the implications and next steps. Hear Thomas Johnson, president and CEO of MHPA, participate on a keynote panel with other industry leaders to address the Supreme Court Ruling on Medicaid expansion and health reform. MHPA members, receive a $200 discount when you register online or at 800.767.9499 with promo code MHPA200. More

Dual Eligibles Best Practices Summit | July 30-31 | Orlando, FL
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Learn how to execute a well-run dual eligibles plan, from outreach campaigns to managed long term care and everything in between. Members of MHPA are entitled to a 15 percent discount. Mention HMP122 during registration to enjoy this offer. For more information, click here or contact Theresa Powers at 704.341.2437 or More

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