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Medicaid Health Plans of America's policy options to Supercommittee include dual eligibles
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Integrating care of those qualifying for both Medicare and Medicaid leads to better health outcomes, savings Oct.13 — in a letter to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, commonly known as the "supercommittee," Medicaid Health Plans of America proposes that care coordination of the dual eligibles will improve Medicaid and control costs at the same time. More

AHIP duals plan builds on CMS steps while seeking legislation for new program    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
America's Health Insurance Plans' newly unveiled proposal to integrate Medicare and Medicaid for dual eligible's would expand on CMS initiatives that are already underway, and the super committee could jump-start that effort by allowing in its recommendations a pathway for states to move more duals into managed care arrangements, an AHIP spokesperson said. More

37 states, Washington DC advance plans to improve health outcomes for dual Eligible's
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The states and Washington D.C., are proposing demonstration projects to better coordinate and therefore improve care for an estimated 9 million people who fall into this category. States would receive a share of any resulting savings. More

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House panel votes to amend Medicaid eligibility requirements
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A House panel voted along party lines to make it harder for Americans to become eligible for Medicaid and insurance subsidies under the federal healthcare reform law. More

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AmeriHealth Mercy awards payment integrity services contract to HMS
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HMS, a wholly owned subsidiary of HMS Holdings Corp., announced that it had been awarded a "Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractor-like" contract by the AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies. More

WellCare of Georgia, Inc. awarded Commendable Accreditation Status by NCQA
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WellCare Health Plans, Inc. announced that the National Committee for Quality Assurance, a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality, has awarded WellCare of Georgia, Inc. an accreditation status of Commendable. More

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Medicaid waiver entangled in safety net in Massachusetts
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The extension of the Medicaid waiver that allows Massachusetts to operate its landmark healthcare reform has hit a roadblock over funding for "safety net" providers, who are facing a growing demand for care even though the state's coverage expansion was supposed to limit their burden of caring for the poor. More

California's governor Brown proposes Medicaid cuts 'untenable,' California Democrats warn
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More than a dozen House Democrats from California met recently with Medicaid boss Donald Berwick to warn him that Gov. Jerry Brown's request for deep cuts to the state/federal program would devastate healthcare providers and their patients, The Hill has learned. More

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5 percent discount on MHPA Annual Meeting Travel with American Airlines®
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MHPA has partnered with American Airlines® to help meeting attendees save on airfare costs to attend our 2011 Annual Meeting, "The Changing Landscape for Medicaid Health Plans," set for Nov. 6-8 in Washington, D.C., at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.

To take advantage of the MHPA/American Airlines® 5 percent discount on ANY published airfare to the Washington, D.C., area for the Annual Meeting, just visit and book your flight by using the Promotion Code: 11N1BJ. Your discount will be calculated automatically.

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If you haven't registered yet, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE. The reserved discounted room block at the conference hotel expires on Oct. 17, so register today.

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