Clips Highlight Health Plan Patient Programs; Keystone Mercy Leads Off with "Lose to Win"
WASHINGTON, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each month, the Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) Center for Best Practices "Keeping You Healthy" Video Series features a Medicaid health plan best practice that has affected the lives of the people they serve. The first installment is the "Lose to Win Type II Diabetes and Obesity Education Program" by Keystone Mercy Health Plan.
According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes affects the lives of nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States. To combat this disease in Philadelphia, Keystone Mercy Health Plan launched the "Lose to Win" diabetes and obesity education program. Healthcare expert, author and television host Michelle Katz, who has appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, and the CBS Evening News, speaks with Keystone Medical Director Dr. Glenn Hamilton and Tonya Moody, Associate Vice President of Health Promotions and Program Development, about the Program in this video. Click here to watch.
"We are proud to have Keystone Mercy Health Plan present their diabetes and obesity education program in the Center's inaugural video," said MHPA President and CEO, Thomas L. Johnson. "It's a great example of the work that all of our member Medicaid health plans do in ensuring access to quality health care for those who need it most."
About the MHPA Center for Best Practices
The MHPA Center for Best Practices is an initiative by the Medicaid Health Plans of America to compile and promote best practices in the clinical and operations areas of Medicaid health plans. With the vast resources and experience in prevention and treatment of the underserved among ethnically diverse populations, MHPA's Center for Best Practices is poised to assume a leadership role in this arena. For more information, visit http://www.mhpa.org/Education_Resources/MHPA_Center_for_Best_Practices/.
About Keystone Mercy Health Plan
Keystone Mercy Health Plan, a member of the AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies, is a Medical Assistance (Medicaid) managed care health plan serving more than 300,000 Medical Assistance recipients in southeastern Pennsylvania. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Keystone Mercy Health Plan is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping members get care, stay well, and build healthy communities. For more information, visit www.keystonemercy.com.
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SOURCE Medicaid Health Plans of America