October 31, 2013 – Healthcare-focused executive search firm Furst Group has assisted in the recruitment of Jeff Myers as new president and chief executive officer of Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA). Mr. Myers was formerly senior vice president of policy and government relations at the American Health Care Association (AHCA). His government relations work prior to AHCA includes representing Cephalon, Biogen Idec, Pharmacia, and Hoffman-LaRoche before the legislative and executive branches. MHPA is the leading national trade association solely focused on representing the universe of Medicaid health plans. Founded in 1984, Furst Group is in based in Rockford, IL and has offices in Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco, Phoenix, Dallas and Seattle.