Thanks to those of you who attended the MHPA Center for Best Practices Second Annual Awards Forum on April 30. Below is a recap of the event including the agenda, a list of this year's award winners and copies of select speaker presentations.
2012 Awards Forum Agenda
The Make a Difference Award - UPMC for You for “Helping Families Raise Healthy Children”
The Technology Award - Midwest Health Plan for “Opportunity Knocks: IT Listens” and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Arizona for "Telemedicine Services for Medically Complex Children on the Navajo Nation"
The Outreach Award - Centene Corporation for "Nurtur Diabetes Program"
The Cultural Competency Award - Health Partners of Philadelphia for "Crazy Praise Dance Showcase and Health Fair"
The Children’s Health Award - Magellan Diagnostics for "Wisconsin/WIC Medicaid Managed Care Organization Partnership to Fight Childhood Lead Poisoning"
The Innovation Award - WellPoint for "Promoting Healthier Lifestyles"
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“Environmental Health Disparities: A Managed Care Dilemma and Opportunity” (permission to reprint is pending)
Sponsored by Magellan Diagnostics
Presenter: Richard D. Schulterbrandt Gragg, PhD, Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Policy Chair, FAMU Environment and Sustainability Council School of the Environment
“Getting Off the FFS Bus: Aren’t We There Yet?”
Sponsored by Special Needs Consulting Services
Presenter: Joel Menges, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, Special Needs Consulting Services
“A State’s Initiative to Reduce Prematurity in Kentucky”
Presenter: Dr. John O’Brien, Director, Maternal and Fetal Medicine Division and Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Kentucky College of Medicine
“Reducing Readmissions: A Quality Effort at the Heart of System Redesign”
Presenter: Amy Boutwell, MD, MPP, Founder, Collaborative Healthcare Strategies
“Medicaid and Care Coordination: Prospects, Best Practices and Challenges”
Presenter: Ken Thorpe, PhD, Robert W. Woodruff professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy & Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Plan to Attend MHPA 2013
Save Oct. 20-22 for MHPA 2013 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor, MD. Our annual conference again will be the country’s largest gathering of top-level executives in the Medicaid health plan industry. For sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities at MHPA 2013, please click here.
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