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Early bird registration for Medicaid Health Plans of America's 2011 annual meeting expires today!
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Today is your last chance to take advantage of the early bird discount to MHPA's Annual Meeting, 'The Changing Landscape for Medicaid Health Plans,' Nov. 6-8 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

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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Improving care for dual eligibles through innovations in financing
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Elderly people and younger people with disabilities who are eligible for health coverage through both Medicare and Medicaid are among the sickest and poorest people in the United States. More

Human Arc wins NorthCoast 99 Award for 10th time
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Human Arc, a leader in reimbursement and other revenue enhancement services for hospitals and health plans, has been named a NorthCoast 99 Legacy Award Winner, having been recognized 10 times among its region's workplaces that best support the attraction, motivation and retention of top performers. More

Health Integrated named to Prestigious Inc. 500/5000 2011 list of fastest-growing American companies for third consecutive year
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Health Integrated, a leading provider of Health Management Solutions for health plans, is honored to announce that it was named to the prestigious Inc. 500/5000 list for 2011. More

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TMG Health expands professional services offering
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TMG Health, the leading provider of strategic Business Process Outsourcing solutions to government-sponsored health plans, announces the expansion of TMG Health Professional Services. More

HMS awarded contract by the state of New Mexico
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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 New Mexico, Human Services Department/Medical Assistance Division, to provide third party liability, program integrity, Recovery Audit Contractor and revenue enhancement/expense reduction services. More

West Virginia selects Thomson Reuters' HIE Advantage Platform for statewide health information exchange
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The West Virginia Health Information Network has selected Thomson Reuters HIE Advantage as the technology backbone for its statewide health information exchange system. More



Boston hospital system to snap up Medicaid health plan
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Partners HealthCare, one of the largest systems in Boston, announced that it plans to acquire Neighborhood Health Plan, which manages care for 240,000 members, most of whom are enrolled in Medicaid or Commonwealth Care, a state-sponsored insurance plan for adults. More

Illinois Doctors and hospitals, get on board
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In January, we applauded Illinois lawmakers for finally passing a serious Medicaid reform bill. The state's ambitious goal: Move half of Illinois' 2.6 million Medicaid patients — that's 1 of every 5 people — into managed care by 2015. More

Republican Governors calling for overhaul of Medicaid to reduce spending
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Medicaid, the U.S. health program for the poor, should be overhauled to limit spending and let states design programs without federal interference, Republican governors said. More

Hatch, Upton applaud Governors' Medicaid report
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Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah and Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan are applauding a new report from Republican governors they say will help "increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the beleaguered Medicaid program." More

The Health Literacy Advisor

New industry standards require consumer materials to be written at 6th grade or lower. Will you be ready? The Health Literacy Advisor is the nation’s first health literacy interactive tool
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Number of Arizona children enrolled in state/federal insurance program down dramatically
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The number of children enrolled in the Arizona federal health insurance program for youth on the brink of poverty has plummeted to its lowest level since 1999. More

Colorado scaling back Medicaid after drastically underestimating numbers, cost
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Two years after lawmakers expanded Medicaid to cover poor adults without children, Colorado is vastly scaling back the program because the number of people eligible for coverage is nearly three times as high as first projected and the cost of insuring them is almost nine times original estimates. More

Brownback officials ink deal for new Medicaid eligibility system
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Kansas officials have inked a contract for a new Medicaid eligibility system that they said will provide speedy, one-stop sign-up for Medicaid and other social services while reducing the potential for welfare fraud. More



New York City residents on Medicaid hits record high
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The number of New York City residents qualifying for Medicaid has hit a record that's likely to go even higher next year when enrollment will almost certainly reach the milestone 3 million mark—or more than 37 percent of the population, officials said. More

EHR Association pushes back against reporting requirements
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The HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association has requested that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reconsider a proposal to require the submission of patient-level data as it pilots electronic submissions of clinical quality measures. More

The National Committee for Quality Assurance to launch ACO accreditation program
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The National Committee for Quality Assurance will launch its accountable care organization accreditation program this fall. More



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.
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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 new September Keeping You Healthy Video: Appropriate Testing for Children with Pharyngitis by DC Chartered Health Plan
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View MHPA's Center for Best Practices new Keeping You Healthy video here.

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