This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Advertise in this news brief.




Text Version    RSS    Subscribe    Unsubscribe    Archive    Media Kit September 11, 2014

Home   About   Policy & Advocacy   Education & Resources   Events        

 



mhpa2014 rooms at Marriott Marquis Washington, DC almost sold out
MHPA
The Marriott Marquis room block reserved for Oct. 26-28 at our discounted rate is almost sold out. To make your reservation, call the Marriott Marquis at 202-824-9200 or toll-free at 1-800-228-9290 and mention mhpa2014. For the full mhpa2014 agenda and registration info, please visit here.
   Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE  




Rockefeller plans hearing to examine CHIP reauthorization
Inside Health Policy
Senate Finance health subcommittee Chair Jay Rockefeller plans to hold a hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 16, on the Children's Health Insurance Program, which is slated to lose funding in September 2015 if Congress does not act. Children's advocates have urged Congress to start looking into extending CHIP funding as soon as possible, but congressional sources expect most of the debate on the issue will happen next year.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


SPONSORED CONTENT


Obamacare has reduced the uninsured rate for virtually
everyone — except children

The Washington Post
By now, the evidence seems pretty clear that Obamacare has reduced the ranks of the uninsured across virtually every demographic since the start of the law's coverage expansion in January. Except for one, apparently — children. The good news is that children under 18 have had a pretty low uninsured rate over the past few years, around 7 percent, thanks to previous coverage expansions of Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. But the children's uninsured rate has hardly budged in the first six months of 2014, even as the uninsured rate for adults dropped 4 percentage points over the past year, according to the new Urban Institute Health Reform Monitoring Survey.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Utah governor: We have a 'conceptual' deal on Medicaid
The Salt Lake Tribune
The Obama administration has agreed in concept to Utah's novel alternative to expanding Medicaid, including the notion that able-bodied people who get insurance subsidies should accept the state's help with finding work, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


SHOWCASE
 
One Set of Data...Results Across All Service Lines

How much can our customized solutions save you?

Contact HMS today.
 


Work requirement may be key to selling Utah lawmakers on Medicaid expansion alternative
Deseret News
Utah lawmakers want to see what kind of deal Utah Gov. Gary Herbert finally makes with the Obama administration over a work requirement in his Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion. That will likely have a significant impact on how much support the governor gets from the legislature for his plan to spend nearly $300 million available to help low-income residents obtain health care under the Affordable Care Act.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Indiana governor's Medicaid problem
MSNBC
Mike Pence is having a very good year. Multiple news outlets have described the Indiana governor and former congressman as a strong contender for the Republican party's 2016 presidential nod. He's been described as "the increasingly rare Republican who doesn't outright frighten the electorate," even as he's openly courted steadfast conservative groups like the Koch Brothers' Americans For Prosperity. And while the reputations of several other Republican governors with rumored presidential ambitions — Chris Christie, Rick Perry, and Scott Walker — have been bruised by recent state-level scandals, Pence has been luckier.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


SPONSORED CONTENT


North Dakota lawmakers discuss Medicaid expansion impact
The Bismarck Tribune
Lawmakers receiving an update on budget work by the state's largest agency also were reminded that providing state funding for last session’s controversial Medicaid expansion will come into play during the upcoming session. North Dakota Department of Human Services Executive Director Maggie Anderson told members of the interim Government Services Committee their budget is due to Office of Management and Budget by Oct. 10.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE




Sept. 17 Webinar Wednesday: 'Managed Medicaid Highlights: Approaches to Integrated Payment and Delivery Reform and Dual Eligibles' by Lilly
Lilly
Please join us for this Eli Lilly and Company webinar led by Ryan Urgo, director, federal government strategy at Lilly USA, as he provides context and current progress on CMS' financial alignment demonstration efforts that are in place to help coordinate care for dual eligible beneficiaries. He's also provide a snapshot of opportunities for Medicaid managed care and a better understanding of the effect on long-term care as well as highlight trends towards the use of managed care to treat this population.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Did you miss Webinar Wednesday: 'Under-Capitated Plan Members in Medicaid Managed Care' by Human Arc?
MHPA
For a copy of the Sept. 10 presentation, "Under-Capitated Plan Members in Medicaid Managed Care," please email Human Arc's Linda Roman.
Share this article:   E-mail article




Drug Pricing News: A new service from InsideHealthPolicy.com
Inside Health Policy
Drug pricing policies have prompted a major fight among insurers, pharmacies, healthcare providers, drug makers, patient advocates and healthcare managers at the state and federal levels. The stakes are potentially huge, and you can't afford to miss a beat in the drug-pricing debate.

That's why InsideHealthPolicy.com has created Drug Pricing News — an email alert service on the latest news and developments in the fight over setting drug prices. Sign up for a free one-month trial to InsideHealthPolicy.com, and get access to Drug Pricing News.

Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


MHPA's Suchi Madan presents at AIS virtual conference: 'Dual-Eligibles Programs: Initial Results, Successes and Remaining Challenges' | Sept. 17
AIS
Preliminary results are already available on some CMS-backed and state initiatives for Medicare-Medicaid dual eligibles. What is working? Where must participating plans and states now focus to solve remaining problems?

Get the details of bottom-line solutions during AIS' Sept. 17 virtual conference, "Dual-Eligibles Programs: Initial Results, Successes and Remaining Challenges." Register now to find out the initial results and lessons learned from CMS-backed and state duals demos. SAVE $125 — use coupon code "VIRTUAL125" at checkout.

Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


FEATURED ARTICLE
TRENDING ARTICLE
MOST POPULAR ARTICLE
23 states still haven't expanded Medicaid: Which could be next?
The Washington Post
The recent announcement that Pennsylvania will expand its Medicaid program brings the country one state closer to the original expansion outlined under Obamacare. But because of the Supreme Court's 2012 decision making the expansion a voluntary program, there are still 23 states that haven't expanded public health insurance to all of their low-income residents.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more
Is the Republican fight against Medicaid expansion over?
Washington Examiner
The Republican fight against Medicaid expansion is far from over, but there are fewer opponents than there used to be. The expansion of the government health insurance program was originally supposed to be mandatory under the Affordable Care Act, but the Supreme Court made it optional as part of a landmark decision on the law in June of 2012. In the wake of the decision, Republican governors flocked to announce they were declining to expand coverage.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more
Who's paying the new Obamacare tax? You
Kaiser Health News via USA Today
When Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, it required health insurers, hospitals, device makers and pharmaceutical companies to share in the cost because they would get a windfall of new, paying customers. But with an $8 billion tax on insurers due Sept. 30 — the first time the new tax is being collected — the industry is getting help from an unlikely source — taxpayers.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more


National Hemophilia Foundation Annual Meeting Pre-Conference Symposium on Hemophilia Pharmacy Management: Sept. 18 in Washington, DC
National Hemophilia Foundation
The National Hemophilia Foundation Annual Meeting Pre-Conference Symposium on Hemophilia Pharmacy Management: "Steps for Success With Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy" will take place Sept. 18 in Washington, D.C.

Specifically designed for specialty pharmacists, home health pharmacists, health plan pharmacists, managed Medicaid pharmacists, medical directors and other health care professionals with an interest in the management of patients with hemophilia, this free event is also a CME/CPE-certified activity. For more details including program overview, educational objectives, the full agenda, and free registration, click here.

Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


National Forum on Hospitals, Health Systems and Population Health: Partnerships to Build a Culture of Health | Oct. 22-24 | Hyatt Regency, Washington, DC
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Building partnerships to create a culture of health is the driving theme behind the National Forum on Hospitals, Health Systems and Population Health. Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the forum will bring together the people and organizations with the capacity and creativity to change health for the better, including hospitals, health systems, health plans, public health professionals, federal and state health officials and others.

Register for onsite attendance at the rate of $895 prior to Sept. 12, $995 after Sept. 12. To register at the co-sponsor registration rate, click here, and register using the discount code "pophealth."

Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed our previous issues? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Tennessee governor: Medicaid expansion proposal going to feds soon (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Texas hospitals say they've lost insured patients to urgent care (The Texas Tribune via The New York Times)
Adherence programs have yet to fully embrace predictive analytics (AIS)
California bill would protect estates of many who received Medicaid (Capital Pubilc Radio via Kaiser Health News)
MHPA sends letter to CMS on Medicaid managed care regulations update (MHPA)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.


Aetna job opportunities
Aetna
The following are job opportunities from Aetna. Visit here, and enter Req # for full description and details.
    MD/Psychiatrist; Newark, Delaware; Req# 19223BR
    This successful candidate will become the Delaware Physicians Care (DPCI) Medical Director for Behavioral Health and will serve as our expert physician resource in the areas of utilization management, quality management, case management and overall medical management. This critical role sits at the intersection of behavioral and physical health services in helping DPCI to develop holistic programs to improve the quality and outcomes of our constituent members.

    MD/Physical Health; Newark, Delaware Req# 19166BR
    The position entails duties and responsibilities of Medical Director for Delaware Physicians Care (DPCI). The successful candidate will serve as a critical contributor to the DPCI medical management team in the role of clinical expert to the various functional areas including utilization management, case management and quality management. A key component of this position is to use the clinical credentials, experience and judgment in rendering benefit determinations based on medical necessity.

Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE
Follow MHPA on social media!
 

Sponsored by ...


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


MHPA's Industry NewsBrief
Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
Download media kit

Damon Sayles, Content Editor, 469.420.2662   
Contribute news

This edition of MHPA's Industry NewsBrief was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here -- it's free!
Recent issues
Sept. 9, 2014
Sept. 4, 2014
Sept. 2, 2014
Aug. 28, 2014



7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063