TMG Health to Sponsor J.D. Kleinke Keynote at MHPA 2013

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TMG Health, the leading national provider of Business Process Outsourcing solutions for health plans in the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D and Managed Medicaid markets, will sponsor a Keynote Address with featured speaker J.D. Kleinke, health care information entrepreneur, medical economist, author, policy expert and business strategist, from 9:00 – 9:40 a.m. on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) 2013 Conference in National Harbor, Md.

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Kleinke's keynote session, "Money Changes Everything: Health Industry Structure After Health Reform," will provide a critical overview of where health care reform stands today, as it implements, and how it is likely to play out for Medicaid plans.  This session examines the concurrent effects of the reform plan, health insurance market upheavals, a flurry of mergers and acquisitions in the health plan and provider sectors, and the impact of emerging information technologies on today's Medicaid plans - laying out a practical framework and set of critical success factors for Medicaid plans going forward.

"We are proud to sponsor J.D. Kleinke's keynote address at MHPA's 2013 Conference," said Bill Haggett, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy at TMG Health. "Mr. Kleinke's experience and knowledge of the health care climate in the face of reform is a valuable and useful tool for everyone in the industry, including payers, providers and solutions vendors."

A forceful, non-partisan advocate for an evidence-driven, computerized, patient-centric health care system, Kleinke has been instrumental in the creation of four health care information organizations; helped hospital systems, insurers and physician groups prepare for medical computerization and health reform; provided business, product and technology strategy services to new and established health care companies; and sat on the Boards of several public and privately held health information companies.

He has authored three books on the U.S. health care system, "Bleeding Edge: The Business of Health Care in the New Century," "Oxymorons: The Myth of a U.S. Health Care System," and "Catching Babies" (2011). His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Barron's, Health Affairs, JAMA, the British Medical Journal, Modern Healthcare, Managed Healthcare, Forbes, and numerous other publications.

As the premier partner for health plans and Pharmacy Benefit Managers in the Medicare and Medicaid markets, TMG Health sponsors Thought Leadership sessions featuring industry experts in the government health programs market who provide information and insight into the rapidly evolving market and the best practices for operating within that market.

About Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA)
Incorporated in 1995, Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) is the leading national organization solely dedicated to representing health plans participating in Medicaid managed care. The association's primary focus is to provide research, analysis, and organized forums that support the development of effective policy solutions to promote and enhance the delivery of quality healthcare.

About TMG Health
TMG Health is the leading national provider of expert solutions for Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D and Managed Medicaid plans. With more than 15 years of experience in providing technology-enabled services to the government market exclusively, our knowledge of health plan processes, CMS requirements, and the daily challenges plans face within the government market is second to none. Our expertise, coupled with a strong commitment to our Clients' success, positions us as a trusted partner who can help solve the challenges of today and prepare for those of tomorrow.

TMG Health is headquartered in King of Prussia, Pa. and is a subsidiary of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), the largest customer-owned health insurer in the United States and fourth largest overall, operating through its Blue Cross and Blue Shield® Plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. HCSC's headquarters is located in Chicago, IL.

Visit www.tmghealth.com to learn more about TMG Health.

Contact:
Kim Rollman
TMG Health
Marketing Coordinator
Phone:  570-903-5198
krollman@tmghealth.com

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