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Senate Democrats claim enough votes to block Medicaid overhaul
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Forty-one Senate Democrats have signed on to several letters vowing to oppose House Republicans' proposed Medicaid overhaul, ensuring the proposal won't get enough votes to clear a filibuster hurdle. More



MHPA submits comments on the Medicare Shared Savings Program: Accountable Care Organizations
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MHPA submitted comments on the proposed rule for the Medicare Shared Savings Program: Accountable Care Organizations, as considerations for the applicability of this program to Medicaid and Medicaid managed care programs. Because of Medicaid MCOs' successful history with coordinating the care of their members, MHPA wants Medicaid ACO rules to foster the continuation of the role Medicaid MCOs have had in providing coordinated care More

Health Literacy Innovations and MHPA announce new strategic partnership
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Health Literacy Innovations, creator of the Health Literacy Advisor, the nation's first interactive health literacy software tool, and MHPA, announced a new strategic alliance. As an MHPA Advantage partner, HLI will help support MHPA members to understand and respond to the myriad of new health literacy requirements and standards the health care industry now demands. 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


HMS awarded contract by the state of Utah
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HMS, a wholly owned subsidiary of HMS Holdings Corp. announced that is has been awarded a contract by the State of Utah, Department of Health to provide Recovery Audit Contractor services for the years 2008 and 2009. The contract extends through June 30, 2012, with the option to renew for two additional years. More

Judges hear arguments in largest case against health reform law
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A three-judge panel at the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta heard oral arguments and asked tough questions in the multistate lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the federal health reform law and its individual mandate. More



White House, GOP trade barbs over report criticizing health law
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The White House and House Republicans are in a tough fight to shape public perception of the health care reform law after a consulting firm said it could lead to 30 percent of employers dropping coverage starting in 2014. More

HHS makes $40 million available for states' chronic disease prevention
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States and territories are eligible for up to $40 million to strengthen and coordinate efforts to prevent chronic disease, the Health and Human Services Department announced. More

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Texas House OKs Medicaid changes
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Texas lawmakers passed major changes to Medicaid that would privatize the health program in South Texas and allow the formation of health care cooperatives. The 142-page measure is part of a special legislative session to pass laws that will balance the state budget. More

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to expand Medicaid program
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is beginning to carry out a plan to expand its Medicaid product line, which has been small compared with the health insurer's overall 70 percent market share in the state. More



'Washington DC Health Innovation Week' brings together clinicians, technologists, patients and government to spur health care innovation
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Health innovators, technologists, physicians, nurses, consumers and patients from across the United States are joining with federal agencies June 6 -11, for a week of health innovation events declared Washington, D.C. Health Innovation Week by Mayor Vincent Gray. More



Job Opportunity: MHPA Seeks Director For Its Center For Best Practices
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Medicaid Health Plans of America seeks a Director for its Center for Best Practices, a new 501(c)3 affiliate organization of MHPA that supports MHPA's mission of improving quality and access to care for Medicaid beneficiaries. The Center convenes Medicaid health plans on research, quality improvement and dissemination of their best practices in clinical and operational performance. For more information, click here.

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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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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