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MyHealthDIRECT is Silver Sponsor of 19th Annual Medicaid Managed Care Congress, May 18-20

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 General News J E 4
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Company CEO and Founder Jay Mason to Participate in Thursday, May 19 Panel Discussion On Impact of Accountable Care Organizations and Patient Centered Medical Homes

BROOKFIELD, Wis., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MyHealthDIRECT (MHD) announced today that it has assumed silver-level sponsorship of the 19th Annual Medicaid Managed Care Congress, the largest and longest running industry event for state Medicaid officials and Medicaid health plan executives, to be held May 18-20, 2011, at the Hilton Baltimore in Baltimore, MD.  As part of the conference, Jay Mason, MyHealthDIRECT CEO and founder, will take part in a May 19 panel presentation entitled "Gain Insight on ACOs and Patient Centered Medical Homes and Their Effect on Managed Care Organizations."

The 2011 Medicaid Managed Care Congress will be focused on the most pressing clinical and business concerns facing Managed Care organizations today, including the impact of healthcare reform, operational efficiency, and strategies for managing high-cost populations to better protect profitability.  The Congress attracts hundreds of C-level executives and top officials from both the governmental and private sectors, including health plans, state Medicaid agencies, the federal government, pharmaceutical companies and service providers.

Jay Mason will be joined in his May 19 panel appearance by Charlotte MacBeth, MBA, MHA, JD, President and CEO of MWwise; Edwina Rogers, Executive Director of the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative; and Mark Wallace, MD, Medical Director of CO Access.  The session will examine the coming impact of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Patient Centered Medical Homes on Managed Care organizations, especially in the areas of cost reduction, Medicaid vs. commercial applications, and state variances.

"Gain Insight on ACOs and Patient Centered Medical Homes and Their Effect on Managed Care Organizations" will be moderated by Anita Murcko, MD, FACP, Principal and Chief Medical Officer of Cambiare, LLC.  The panel begins at 4:15 PM on May 19.

"With greater change facing the healthcare industry today than ever before, The Medicaid Managed Care conference is of vital importance to many of the field's primary decision-makers.  We believe it is important for MyHealthDIRECT, as a healthcare technology innovator, to play a leading role in this event," said Mason.  "We look forward to our participation, not only to exchange views with these key executives, but also to acquaint a broader cross-section of the industry with MyHealthDIRECT's health services."

To learn more about the 19th Annual Medicaid Managed Care Congress, or to register, log on to http://www.iirusa.com/mmcc/home.xml. MyHealthDIRECT will be exhibiting at the Congress in booth #8.

About MyHealthDIRECT:

MyHealthDIRECT is a national health services solutions company that connects hospitals, care management organizations, public agencies and community collaboratives for the purpose of scheduling and booking timely and appropriate healthcare appointments on behalf of individuals. Founded in 2005, MyHealthDIRECT offers a web-based solution that organizes open and available healthcare appointments in the community into a searchable and schedulable inventory of healthcare services. The MyHealthDIRECT solution promotes continuity of care, reduces unnecessary cost and utilization and ensures that patients are matched with appointments that best fit their needs and preferences. For more information on MyHealthDIRECT please visit www.myhealthdirect.com.

SOURCE MyHealthDIRECT

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