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UnitedHealthcare and Sesame Workshop launch bilingual childhood asthma awareness and lead-poisoning prevention initiatives
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UnitedHealthcare and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, are launching two child health initiatives: A is for Asthma, an awareness program, and Lead Away!, a lead-poisoning prevention program. More



Reaching out to legal immigrants who need health care
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When Dillon Pefok agreed to coach a men's soccer team in Washington, D.C.'s Soccer 4 Jesus church league, it wasn't his intention to teach the players about the 2010 health law between drills. More

Medicaid transparency push riles state officials
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A federal push for more transparency in how states run their Medicaid programs is pitting patient advocates and medical providers against state officials who fear being hamstrung. More

State health insurance exchanges to impact children's coverage
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States implementing health insurance exchanges have the potential to affect health insurance options for children, and this could impact hospitals and providers as well, according to a National Governors Association report. More

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OMB projects slower growth in Medicare, Medicaid spending, but with a caveat
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Federal spending on the nation's two main health care programs, Medicare and Medicaid, is projected to grow less than expected over the next decade, according to new estimates released by the White House. More

Round 2: Medicaid managed care meetings
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The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration announced a second series of public meetings to discuss moving Medicaid into privatized, managed care statewide. More

Number of Arizona children enrolled in KidsCare drops
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The number of children enrolled in a state-federal health insurance program for youth on the brink of poverty has plummeted from a peak of 66,317 in May 2008 to 16,662 this month, the lowest level since 1999. More



New York City Medicaid near critical condition
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The number of 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

Texas to improve oversight of Medicaid dental services
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In response to reports of potential Medicaid overbilling, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission is taking several steps to strengthen the authorization process for orthodontic braces while still ensuring that children on Medicaid are able to get all medically necessary services. More

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services certifies Michigan Medicaid system
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The Michigan Department of Community Health's Medicaid Management Information System, called CHAMPS, has received certification from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. More

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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




NASHO 9th Annual Leadership Summit, Oct. 3-4, 2011, Las Vegas, NV
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Medicaid Health Plan Leaders are invited to join members of the National Association of Specialty Health Organizations in the 9th Annual Leadership Summit at the Las Vegas Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Oct. 2-4. Executive Leadership from dental, vision, radiology, hearing, physical therapy, mental health and other specialties will be there — an outstanding opportunity to learn about pressing issues for the specialty industry and to network with partners!

MHPA members can take advantage of $100 savings on the Summit registration fee and enjoy a discount on hotel accommodations. Go on-line to register for the Summit, and take advantage of a special room rate by calling 888.881.9578 (reference NASHO 9th Annual Leadership Summit rate)
NO LATER THAN Sept. 9.




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.
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Opal Events' 2nd Annual Medicaid Business in Focus: CFO Forum, Sept. 26-27, Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, Va.,
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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. 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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