Medicaid Health Plans of America President and CEO Johnson Steps Down After Eight and One Half Year Tenure

Jan 31, 2013, 09:42 ET from Medicaid Health Plans of America

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) announced that President and CEO Thomas L. Johnson will be stepping down after eight and a half years of dedicated service. Mr. Johnson not only served in the chief executive role, but also was a member of the MHPA Board of Directors for three years before he took the helm at MHPA.

"Thomas Johnson put MHPA on the map during his tenure as its president and CEO," said Michael Rashid, President and CEO of The AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies and Board Chair of MHPA.  According to Mr. Rashid, "Thomas's commitment to ensuring the organization's growth has been exceptional.  He has made a strong impact on MHPA and he will be missed. We wish him well."  During Mr. Johnson's tenure, MHPA's revenues increased by six hundred percent and membership tripled. In addition, Mr. Johnson founded MHPA's Center for Best Practices and established MHPA's Annual Meeting, now the largest Medicaid managed care conference in the country.

"Working for MHPA and with the board of directors has been the highlight of my professional career," said Mr. Johnson. "I am glad that I have been a part of MHPA's growth, as well as the growth of the Medicaid managed care industry. I look forward to the new opportunities that await me in the current dynamic healthcare marketplace."

Joe Moser, who has served as MHPA's Director of Government Affairs for the past four years, will serve as MHPA's Interim Executive Director until MHPA selects a new president and CEO.

About MHPA

Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) is the leading national trade association solely focused on representing the universe of Medicaid health plans. Specifically, MHPA works on the behalf of over 120 for-profit and non-profit member health plans that serve over 15 million lives. MHPA provides advocacy, research and organized forums that support the development of policy solutions to enhance the delivery of quality health care to Americans in need. For more information, visit Medicaid Health Plans of America at

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SOURCE Medicaid Health Plans of America