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GOP members of supercommittee to hold first strategy session
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The Republican members of the debt supercommittee will meet for the first time to plot strategy, GOP aides confirmed. The meeting will be convened by Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas, a co-chairman of the committee. More



Knowledge of health care law is slipping
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People seem to be forgetting what the health care reform law does, according to a new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The monthly tracking poll found a sharp decline in the number of people who are aware that the new law will offer financial help to people who must buy insurance on their own, rather than getting it from an employer. More

State health insurance exchanges and children's coverage
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As states consider implementation options under the Affordable Care Act, they face a series of critical decisions that will affect the design of insurance exchanges. Many of those decisions have the potential to affect health insurance options for children and how they obtain and retain coverage. More

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Advocates for disabled urge federal government to reject cuts to California Medicaid
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A consortium of 33 advocacy groups for people with disabilities urged federal regulators to reject California's request to cut the state's Medicaid program. More

California health care reform may help homeless get comprehensive care
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California's unprecedented Medicaid expansion in advance of national health care reform is a crucial opportunity to improve care for the homeless, advocates say. More



Georgia Medicaid program to request more money from governor
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The Georgia agency that runs the Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids programs will ask Gov. Nathan Deal to find more than $570 million in state coffers to cover shortfalls in the 2012 and 2013 budgets for the health care programs. More

Doctors, hospitals snub Illinois Medicaid managed care
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A published report says many doctors and hospitals are refusing to participate in Illinois' pilot Medicaid managed care program, forcing some patients to find new health care providers. More

The Health Literacy Advisor

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Office of the National Coordinator seeks comment on plan to reduce disparities in health IT
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The Office of the National Coordinator for health IT is seeking public comment on a draft set of recommendations aimed at reducing disparities in health IT adoption, Health Data Management reports. More

Study: Electronic health records more reliable than Medicaid claims on care quality
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Electronic health records can provide new opportunities for obtaining more comprehensive data regarding quality of health services patients receive than relying solely on Medicaid claims data, according to a new study. 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
Click here for sponsorship opportunities
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE


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.




Opal Events' 2nd Annual Medicaid Business in Focus: CFO Forum, Sept. 26-27, Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, Va., complimentary registrations to Health Plan, Physicians Group, and Hospital Employees until Sept. 2.
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The conference explores medical management strategies as an answer to the growing problems that Medicaid health plans face. This event will offer medical management strategies that are grounded in evidence-based clinical practices, predictive outcomes modeling, member engagement, and multi-disciplinary professional collaboration. For more information see the conference agenda or visit the conference webpage.

Standard registration: $1895; Government Employees: $995. However, Opal Events is offering Complimentary Registrations to Health Plan, Physicians Group, and Hospital Employees until Sept. 2. To register, please click here.

If you would like more information about this event, please call 212.532.9898 x 0 or email at info@opalevents.org.


Free Webinar: Thomson Reuters presents '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 www.pcconf.com and click join. Call-in number: 1.800.839.9416; Participant ID for video and audio portions: # 3183287. Questions? Please contact Thanh Buscarini at 202.857.5728.

Free Webinar: Ethicon Endo-Surgery presents 'Minimally invasive procedures: What's the value for health plans?' Oct. 12, 3-4:30 p.m. EST
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'Minimally Invasive Procedures: What's the Value for Health Plans?'

Oct. 12, 2011 3-4:30 p.m. EST There are over 4.4 million general surgical procedures annually. Once patients have exhausted other treatment alternatives and surgery becomes a necessary procedure, providing a minimally invasive approach, also referred to as laparoscopic surgery, improves clinical outcomes, decreases the hospital stay and brings a faster return to normal activity, and costs the payor and the patient less money, when compared to standard open or abdominal surgery. Developing a product to encourage appropriate use of minimally invasive procedures can provide significant clinical and economic savings to patients and payors. Dr. Lou Hochheiser, Chief Medical Leader, Humana, Inc., will explore what health plans can do to drive the use of Minimally Invasive Procedures.

To register, click here.

Questions? Please contact Thanh Buscarini at 202.857.5728.


MHPA's August Best Practice of the Month: 'Biggest Winner' Nutrition Program
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Each month, MHPA features a Best Practice selected from MHPA's 2010-2011 Best Practices Compendium, a collection of programs and services from member health plans that combines innovation, expertise, and caring to improve the health of Medicaid recipients of all ages. MHPA has selected the "Biggest Winner" Nutrition Program by Health Partners as its August 2011 Best Practice of the Month.

Read a description of "Biggest Winner," the specific actions taken and the resulting outcomes on MHPA's website at http://bit.ly/qQO8Yt.

For more information on Health Partners, click here.


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