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UPMC for You Wins Two MHPA Awards


PITTSBURGH (Nov. 19, 2015) – UPMC for You, the Medical Assistance program of UPMC Health Plan, was honored by the Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) Institute for Medicaid Innovation for demonstrating innovative and effective approaches to providing services that have improved the health of Medicaid enrollees, at MHPA’s annual Best Practices Awards program held in Washington, D.C., earlier this month.

“High Value Care for Kids,” a UPMC for You program, won MHPA’s “Children’s Health Award.” “High Value Care for Kids” was recognized for improving the value of care for children with medically complex conditions through provider flexibility and accountability, information sharing and transparency, and consumer engagement.

“High Value Care for Kids” also won MHPA’s “Medicaid Managed Care Innovation Award,” for its partnership with participating pediatric practices that identified lead pediatricians who ensure provider buy-in.

Chosen by an independent advisory panel, UPMC for You was one of five health plans from across the nation to be recognized by MHPA.

“These exemplary programs and companies are key to helping meet the needs of the disadvantaged,” said Jeff Myers, president and CEO of MHPA. “We honor all of them to share their achievements so that all may benefit from their experience.”

“UPMC for You is honored to accept these awards,” said John Lovelace, President of UPMC for You and President, Government Programs and Individual Advantage for UPMC Health Plan. “As a Medical Assistance program we are always looking for innovative ways to deliver the best possible care to our members. Our staff continues to excel in improving quality and outcomes of care for members in so many ways; it is an honor to be associated with them. This program was funded in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, for whose financial and technical support we are very thankful.”


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UPMC Health Plan, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., is among the nation’s fastest-growing health plans. It is owned by UPMC, a world-renowned health care provider. As part of an integrated health care delivery system, UPMC Health Plan is committed to providing its members better health, more financial security, and the peace of mind they deserve.  UPMC Health Plan partners with UPMC and community network providers to produce a combination of knowledge and expertise that provides the highest quality care at the most affordable price. The UPMC Insurance Services Division – which includes UPMC Health Plan, UPMC WorkPartners, LifeSolutions, UPMC for Life, UPMC for You, UPMC for Kids, Askesis, and Community Care Behavioral Health — offers a full range of group health insurance, Medicare, Special Needs, CHIP, Medical Assistance, behavioral health, employee assistance, and workers' compensation products and services to over 2.8 million members. Our local provider network includes UPMC as well as community providers, totaling more than 125 hospitals and more than 11,500 physicians throughout Pennsylvania and parts of Ohio, West Virginia, and Maryland. For more information, visit www.upmchealthplan.com.