Cantor outlines $353 billion in Medicare, Medicaid savings during debt talks
The Hill Share
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., outlined changes to Medicare and Medicaid he said would save $353 billion over the next decade. Cantor offered the ideas in talks at the White House. More
After much scrutiny, Health and Human Service releases Health Insurance Exchange Rules
Kaiser Health News Share
State flexibility takes center stage in proposed federal rules governing marketplaces where individuals and small businesses can shop for health insurance starting in 2014. More
Centene awarded Medicaid contract in Kentucky
Behavioral Healthcare Share
Centene Corp. has announced that Kentucky Spirit Health Plan, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene, has executed a contract with the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet to serve Medicaid beneficiaries in Kentucky. More
Kentucky taps WellCare for Medicaid program
Tampa Bay Business Journal Share
WellCare of Kentucky Inc. was selected to serve the Medicaid program in most of Kentucky. WellCare will provide care in seven of the state's eight regions. More
MHPA CEO Thomas Johnson to speak Thursday at World Congress Leadership Summit on Medicaid, address Medicaid expansion — July 13-15 in Falls Church, Va.
The World Congress Leadership Summit Share
Attendees will address the issues of access, how to develop cost containment strategies without sacrificing quality of care. Delegates will hear from state Medicaid Directors from around the country and gain perspective from industry leaders who are developing innovative strategies that will reap the rewards of enhanced Medicaid in this tough financial market. More
Hip hop and health care collide at World Congress Leadership Summit on Medicaid
Hip Hop and health care collide at The World Congress Leadership Summit on Medicaid in Washington, D.C. The Leadership Summit on Medicaid, the first conference on this topic produced by global health care conference leader World Congress, will address the Medicaid expansion, the impending loss of federal funding and the challenge to offer new solutions. More
Health and Human Services targets Medicaid costs with new coordinated care models
Fierce Healthcare Share
Targeting Medicaid costs, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced new demonstration projects regarding financial models for coordinated care to reduce spending and improve care. More
Private health coverage continues to decline, but Medicaid and CHIP cover more kids
American Medical News Share
The growth in the uninsured adult population continued in 2010 — in particular the number of long-term uninsured and poorer uninsured — according to a government estimate. More
Health care reform to save states $100 billion
State governments are likely to save $92 billion — $129 billion from 2014 — 2019 as a result of the Affordable Care Act, two U.S. non-profits say. Matthew Buettgens, Stan Dorn and Caitlin Carroll of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Urban Institute used their Health Insurance Policy Simulation Model to estimate federal and state spending and savings as health care reform increases access to health care. More
US states to congress: Medicaid proposals 'unfair'
States are again worried about being caught in the cross-fire of budget battles between the U.S. Congress and President Barack Obama and are asking the federal government not to cut the Medicaid health care program. More
Democrat governor: Obama Medicaid plan could pose 'huge problem'
The Hill Share
Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire, D-Wash., said states could have a "huge problem" with President Obama's proposal to cut Medicaid spending. The federal government and the states share the cost of Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program based on a series of complex formulas. More
Georgia in a bind on Medicaid funding
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Share
Facing the addition of hundreds of thousands of new enrollees to Georgia's Medicaid system, the state is re-examining the program — searching for more cost-effective ways to provide care. More
Government Accountability Office sees problems in system to curb fraud in Medicare, Medicaid
California Healthline Share
CMS' systems for detecting fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid claims are "underused" and "inadequate," according to a report released by the Government Accountability Office, the AP/Washington Post reports. More
ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for Medicaid Health Plans of America's 2011 annual meeting, 'The Changing Landscape for Medicaid Health Plans,' Nov. 6-8 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC
Keynote speakers: Former HHS Secretary Donna Shalala; Political Strategist and Commentator Donna Brazile and more.
Issues addressed: health reform implementation, quality improvement, cost-containment and improving access to care.
Other meeting highlights: pre-conference, networking opportunities, sponsor tradeshow and entertainment by The Capitol Steps.
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Event: Insuring the under and uninsured — The Health Plan Forum on Medicaid Expansion & Health Benefit Exchanges, San Francisco, July 18-19
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 email@example.com. More
MHPA's June Keeping You Healthy Video and Best Practice of the Month: Healthy moms and babies by Select Health of South Carolina
Each month the Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) Center for Best Practices "Keeping You Healthy" Video Series will feature a Medicaid health plan best practice that has affected the lives of the people they serve. More
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Banner advertising available with MHPA NewsBriefs
Now you can ensure that your message gets out to the Medicaid managed care industry. For rate information, contact James Debois for opportunities 469.420.2618 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. More