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WellPoint State Sponsored Business President appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors for Medicaid Health Plans of America
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WellPoint announced that Kevin R. Hayden, president of its State Sponsored Business division, has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Medicaid Health Plans of America; Hayden will serve in this role through 2013. More

Healthcare Management Solutions Provider Healthx releases Medicaid infographic: Spending only expected to grow in the future
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Healthx, an industry leader in payer and provider portals, has just released an infographic that exposes the unprecedented amount of Gross Domestic Product the U.S. currently spends on healthcare — the most of any country in the world. More

Report: Fixing health law 'glitch' would expand subsidies to tens of thousands
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Fixing a glitch in President Obama's healthcare reform law would allow an extra 144,000 Californians to benefit from the law's promise of affordable coverage, according to a new report from the University of California at Berkeley and UCLA. More

Feds approve 1 Texas health waiver, reject another
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has turned down Texas' request to run a family planning program that excludes certain providers — namely Planned Parenthood — saying it's a violation of the federal Social Security Act. More

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Wisconsin gets OK for some Medicaid cuts
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Wisconsin governor Scott Walker's administration received preliminary approval from the federal government for some Medicaid cuts it sought to balance a budget shortfall, but a final determination won't come until later, raising the possibility 53,000 people may lose coverage in the meantime. More

Florida puts squeeze on Medicaid outlays
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Like other states, Florida is feeling squeezed by the soaring cost of Medicaid. But its response is drawing fire from hospitals, and the Obama administration may be pushing back. More

Wyoming bill allows for longer Medicaid study
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A bill that would give state health officials more time to examine options for improving Wyoming's Medicaid program won approval from a state legislative committee. Lawmakers ordered the study earlier this year in anticipation of changes to Medicaid brought on by federal health reform. The new bill, which was passed by the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Committee, would extend the deadline for completing the study and give the Wyoming Health Department more flexibility to conduct its review. More

Big questions over Nebraska insurance exchange
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Nebraska governor Dave Heineman wants answers on some multimillion-dollar unknowns before Nebraska commits to creating a state health insurance exchange. More

HMS Holdings Corp. appoints Tracy South head of human resources
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HMS Holdings Corp. announced that Tracy South has joined the company to head its human resources department. Ms. South has over 20 years of executive-level human resources experience, including at national healthcare organizations. More

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Webinar: Understanding Health Literacy
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Thursday, Jan. 12
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Presented by Health Literacy Innovations
Few consumers understand their healthcare — medication inserts, prescription labels, discharge instructions, informed consent forms, and health web sites — and as a result cannot make informed decisions. Roughly one-third of all U.S. adults have "low health literacy" and lack the ability to read, understand or follow health care instructions, which results in confusion, mistakes, poor health outcomes and increased costs from to unnecessary hospitalization, ER, and doctor visits. To learn more and register, click here.

3rd Annual Medicaid Innovations Forum
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The Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 Disparities Leadership Program
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This year-long executive education program is designed for leaders from hospitals, health plans and other health care organizations who wish to implement practical strategies to identify and address racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare, particularly through quality improvement. More

MHPA's 2011 Annual Meeting Presentations now available for download
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View or download select presentations from MHPA's 2011 Annual Meeting held in Washington, D.C. More

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