MHPA Selects MedAssurant to Enhance Effort to Promote Best Practices for Medicaid Health Plans

Medicaid Health Plans of America initiates collaboration with MedAssurant to use comprehensive health datasets to increase quality and improve health outcomes for the medically underserved

Dec 21, 2010, 07:00 ET from MedAssurant Inc.

BOWIE, Md., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- MedAssurant Inc., a leading provider of data-driven healthcare solutions, today announced that Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) has selected MedAssurant to provide advanced analytics to establish priorities and to inform best practices in healthcare delivery settings for Medicaid patients.  MedAssurant will apply its large healthcare datasets and analytical platform to assist MHPA in conducting detailed research to address questions of comparative effectiveness, clinical quality and efficacy.

MHPA has recently launched its Center for Best Practices, an initiative directed toward assisting its members to identify and employ best practices to improve care for the Medicaid populations that they serve.  MHPA and the Center for Best Practices have turned to MedAssurant to leverage its extensive datasets and its research and analytics capabilities to support ongoing efforts to understand the quality and effectiveness of care delivered to Medicaid patients, the barriers that limit the quality and effectiveness of that care, and the strategies that are most likely to enable MHPA members to overcome those barriers.  Through MedAssurant's analyses, the Center for Best Practices will be better able to develop and promote effective practices in the clinical and operations areas of Medicaid health plans.

"Our collaboration with MedAssurant is part of MHPA's initiative to promote efficient and high-quality healthcare that is informed by robust clinical and quality data," said Thomas L. Johnson, MHPA's President and CEO.  "MedAssurant's expertise in healthcare data analysis and their extensive datasets make them the ideal partner for providing the Center with the tools to achieve MHPA's goal of ensuring access to better healthcare."

Cary Sennett, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer of MedAssurant, added, "The Medicaid population is an important focus for MedAssurant. The expansion of Medicaid through healthcare reform, as well as from the forces of the recent economic environment, is driving significant focus on this important group.  MedAssurant is delighted to have the opportunity to work with MHPA and the Center for Best Practices to bring data and insight to their efforts and their member plans' efforts to more effectively address the complex needs of this extremely important population."

About Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA)

Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) is the leading trade association solely focused on representing Medicaid health plans. MHPA provides advocacy, research and organized forums that support the development of policy solutions to enhance the delivery of quality health care. For more information, visit Medicaid Health Plans of America at http://www.mhpa.org or email at info@mhpa.org.

About MedAssurant Inc.

MedAssurant Inc. is a leading technology-enabled healthcare solutions provider focused on the importance of healthcare data and its ability to drive dramatic, objective improvement in clinical and quality outcomes, care management and financial performance throughout the healthcare community. Proprietary healthcare datasets, aggregation and analysis capabilities, combined with a national infrastructure of leading-edge technology, clinical prowess and deep human resources, empowers MedAssurant's advanced generation of healthcare assessment and improvement through highly informed solutions. Driven by a mission to improve today's healthcare landscape, the employees of MedAssurant proudly apply care, ingenuity and dedication to delivering a new approach to healthcare touching more than 100 million Americans -- one driven by data and insight -- one resulting in meaningful action.

Please visit www.medassurant.com for more information.

Contacts:

Russo Partners LLC on behalf of MedAssurant Inc.
Chantal Beaudry
Phone: 212-845-4272
chantal.beaudry@russopartnersllc.com


MedAssurant Inc.
Alex Burgess
4321 Collington Road
Bowie, Maryland 20716
Phone: 301-809-4000
aburgess@medassurant.com


Medicaid Health Plans of America
Joseph A. Reblando
1140 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 505
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-857-5722
jreblando@mhpa.org



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