MHPA's 2012-2013 Best Practices Compendium Now On Sale!
MHPA's 2012-2013 Best Practices Compendium is the 6th edition of our annual publication that contains Medicaid health plans' best practices as well as helpful resource information. Get yours today ($25 for members, $30 for non-members). To order, call (202) 857-5720 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New release! The CBP's Diabetes Care Best Practices Compendium
Prevention of diabetes is a key area of emphasis for health plans. Medicaid health plans have a variety of diabetes prevention programs and collaborations to promote physical activity, encourage healthy eating, and help people maintain a healthy weight. Health plan prevention approaches are multi-faceted and include community-based strategies, programs to support clinicians in improving care, and programs to educate patients. These interventions are critical to stem the rising tide of diabetes. This publication, supported by an educational grant from Roche Diagnostics, offers information on best practices in diabetes care from MHPA health plans and partner organizations. Geared primarily towards Medicaid health plans, state leaders, and other policymakers, it also lists resources with website links that can help readers find information about preventing and managing diabetes.
Download a free PDF copy of MHPA's Diabetes Care Best Practices Compendium or request a print copy at (202) 857-5720 or email@example.com.
The CBP's Treatment Adherence Best Practices Compendium
Adherence is a challenging problem across all sectors of the health care system. Good health depends on adherence to treatments needed to control diseases — including taking essential medications as prescribed. Treatment adherence in Medicaid leads to healthier beneficiaries and better outcomes across a range of conditions, including healthier babies, fewer complications from diabetes, and decreased risk of heart attack or stroke.
In this compendium we discuss the scope of the problem of non-adherence and the reasons behind it. Then, we highlight programs Medicaid health plans use to educate beneficiaries and improve adherence to behavioral and clinical treatments that improve health outcomes. Many of the health plan best practices included in this compendium help to educate and motivate patients around an array of behaviors that promote health, including and extending beyond medications.
Download a free PDF copy of MHPA's Treatment Adherence Best Practices Compendium or request a print copy at (202) 857-5720 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MHPA's Best Practices Compendium for Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
This compendium of best practices from MHPA member organizations is a collection of real-world programs aimed at caring for beneficiaries with serious mental illness (SMI). The compendium covers key areas in mental health care including strategies that:
• Improve identification of members with SMI
• Increase appropriate treatment for SMI
• Improve long-term medication adherence
• Reduce mental health-related ER use
• Reduce mental health-related preventable hospital admissions
• Address cultural and ethnic disparities in behavioral health care
• Improve coordination of care for SMI when services are carved out
• Improving reimbursement for SMI care to providers
• Enhance care coordination by using peers and other providers
Download a free PDF copy of MHPA's Best Practices Compendium in Serious Mental Illness or request a print copy at (202) 857-5720 or email@example.com.
MHPA's Best Practices Compendium in Childhood Asthma Care
Improving asthma outcomes is a high priority for Medicaid health plans. Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases among children. It is an important cost driver to states and plans, and is a significant factor in school absences by children. Not only does uncontrolled asthma adversely impact the health and quality of life of children in the present, it hampers their opportunities for future successes. Asthma disproportionately affects children of color, with black children four times more likely to use the ER and over seven times more likely to die from asthma.
Download a free PDF copy of MHPA's Best Practices Compendium in Childhood Asthma Care or request a print copy at (202) 857-5720 or firstname.lastname@example.org.