Medicaid plan trade association launches best practices center

Medicaid Health Plans of America on Thursday announced the launch of its Center for Best Practices, a nonprofit affiliate organization dedicated to research, quality improvement and dissemination of health plans’ best practices in the areas of both clinical and operational performance.

"MHPA’s members have already made great strides towards improving the health of the underserved," said Charlotte MacBeth, President and CEO of MDwise, an MHPA member non-profit plan and chairwoman of the Center for Best Practices. "The collection of their best practices in MHPA’s annual Best Practices Compendium is evidence of those strides. Given how valuable a resource the Compendium is, establishing the Center, which will have a more active role in educating the healthcare community in innovative best practices, is the logical next step in promoting our industry’s contributions to health care."