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IBX partnering with Michigan insurer on Medicaid
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Independence Blue Cross, the region's largest health insurer, is forming a partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan to enhance both companies' ability to gain market share in providing health insurance through Medicaid, a government-funded program for the poor. More



Minority business leaders: Michael Rashid
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Michael A. Rashid has set a goal for the AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Cos., for which he is the president and CEO, to be recognized by 2015 as the national leader in developing health care solutions for the chronically ill and the underserved. More

Medicaid Health Plans of America honors Health Partners Biggest Winner Nutrition Program with Innovation Award and Best Practices Recognition
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Health Partners is pleased to announce that Medicaid Health Plans of America has selected Health Partners' award-winning Biggest Winner Nutrition Program as its MHPA Best Practice of the Month. More

Democrats challenging administration on Medicaid
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In an unusual break with the White House, the Democratic leaders of Congress told the Supreme Court that President Barack Obama was pursuing a misguided interpretation of federal Medicaid law that made it more difficult for low-income people to obtain health care. More

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The super committee's entitlement menu
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Okay, super committee — ready to cut some entitlements? Oh, stop making those excuses. Like, "We haven't been appointed yet." Or, "We like our town halls quiet." The super committee is going to have to come up with at least $1.2 trillion in spending cuts by Nov. 23, and it's going to be awfully hard to get that without dipping into the big health care entitlement programs — Medicare and Medicaid. More

Pharmacies fight for right to challenge state Medicaid cuts
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Four pharmacy groups are calling on the Supreme Court to give patients and health care providers such as hospitals the right to challenge states' Medicaid cuts. More

Industry groups support lawsuit challenging Medi-Cal reductions
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A number of health care organizations filed amicus briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that health care providers should be able to legally challenge Medicaid rate cuts, Modern Healthcare reports (Carlson, Modern Healthcare, 8/6). More



PCMA: California Medicaid could save $2 billion, avoid drugstore litigation by modernizing Medicaid pharmacy
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Pharmaceutical Care Management Association President and CEO Mark Merritt released the following statement on a new lawsuit by several drugstore lobbying groups to prevent the California Medicaid program from reducing pharmacy payments. More

Report raises access to care, enrollment issues under reform
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California policymakers must address several issues so the state has the capabilities to handle an expected influx of millions of newly insured individuals under the federal health reform law, according to a new study by the California Endowment and the Urban Institute, Payers and Providers reports. More

Florida Medical Association votes against state Medicaid reform
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Florida's doctors have finally weighed in on Governor Scott and the Florida legislature's plan to turn the state's entire Medicaid program over to private managed care. More

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Pawlenty points to Minnesota health law as model for US
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GOP presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty has scorned the health plans engineered by President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, even linking them with the term Obamneycare. More

Pharmacy Choice and Access Now Coalition launches in Illinois
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Pharmacy Choice and Access Now — a coalition of consumers, local businesses and pharmacists across the nation committed to preserving access to quality and affordable health care — announced its formation in Illinois. More



Health officials gear up for summer meetings on health exchanges
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Federal health officials met with the insurance industry to hash out plans for this summer's meetings on state health insurance exchanges, according to a memo obtained by The Hill. More

Demonstration project seen as model for ACOs
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The Medicare agency heralded a test program that it says will serve as a model for health care reform's accountable care organizations. More



Register now 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
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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.

Click here for more details
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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE


Webinar: Thomson Reuters and MHPA present "Medicaid Expansion: who will your future members be?" Oct. 11, 2 p.m. EST
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An estimated 16 million people will soon gain coverage through the expansion of Medicaid. For health plans that will serve this population, this dramatic growth requires adjustments to business strategies for membership growth, as well as network and care management strategies to serve the unique needs of this population. Health Plans that drive these strategies from a deeper understanding of consumers will be enabled to compete more successfully in this rapidly changing market. Tony Glebe, Vice President of Analytic Consulting and Research Services and Gary Pickens, Chief Research Officer at the Center for Healthcare Analytics at Thomson Reuters, will share their research and insights into the varying size of Medicaid expansion across the country, and the health behavior and attitudinal profiles of the individuals gaining coverage through expanded Medicaid.

To log in, go to the homepage www.pcconf.com and click join. Your participant id # is 3183287. The call in number is 1.800.839.9416. The participant id is the same for the video part as well as the audio part. Please contact Thanh Buscarini at 202.857.5728 if you have any further questions regarding this webinar.


Opal events' 2nd Annual Medicaid Business in Focus: CFO Forum, Sept. 26-27, Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, Va.
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The next event in our Medicaid Business series continues to explore medical management strategies as an answer to the growing problems that Medicaid health plans face. More patients with more complex medical conditions are costing more, not only in care but also in enrollment adjudication, risk adjustment and claims processing. This event will offer solutions to this dilemma, providing medical management strategies that are grounded in evidence-based clinical practices, predictive outcomes modeling, member engagement and multi-disciplinary professional collaboration. This conference is designed for executives from Medicaid health plans, specifically the CFO-level and others with finance and medical management responsibilities. www.opalevents.org/trk/cfoc1111.html

The World Congress presents the 2nd Annual Health Care Reform Congress on Health Insurance Exchanges
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The latest legislation, building the business plan, examining state-by-state implementation
 
Sept. 19-20 | Washington, D.C.
SAVE $300 on your current registration fee when you mention PROMO CODE: MXB855 and PRIORITY CODE: HL11022-12549! (Not valid for government rate. Cannot be combined with additional discounts or applied to a current registration.) Call 800-767-9499 or visit www.worldcongress.com/exchanges for more information or to register today.


The World Congress Presents the 2nd Annual Health Care Reform Congress on Medical Loss Ratios
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Best Practices for Preparing and Adhering to New Reform Mandates and Regulations

Sept. 19-20 | Washington, D.C.
SAVE $300 on your current registration fee when you mention PROMO CODE: MXB855 and PRIORITY CODE: HL11041-12550! (Not valid for government rate. Cannot be combined with additional discounts or applied to a current registration.) Call 800-767-9499 or visit www.worldcongress.com/MLR for more information or to register today.


Multiple job opportunities, Health Services for Children with Special Needs
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HSCSN is an innovative care management network coordinating health, social, and education services for the pediatric Supplemental Security Income and SSI-eligible populations of Washington, D.C. They are currently looking for candidates for the following positions:

Director of Enterprise Data Management organizes, oversees and is responsible for the maintenance and development of the data and budget repositories and all associated reporting.

Director of Medical Economics is responsible for providing leadership and strategic vision for the Business Intelligence Department in transforming business intelligence into action plans and providing strategic recommendations to improve care coordination plan performance.

Clinical Quality Improvement Analyst
develops, maintains, and evaluates the quality improvement and process improvement corporate plan, initiatives, and activities in collaboration with HSCSN management to develop and implement strategies that ensure the delivery of quality health care and services.

For more information or to apply, please click here.


MHPA's Keeping You Healthy Videos take a summer break; Return in September
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