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MANAGED CARE July 2001. ©MediMedia USA

Six California companies have begun paying physicians $20 for e-mail "visits" with patients.... More than half of HMO patients surveyed in an Archives of Internal Medicine study worry that capitation compromises quality of care.... Aetna admits that poor record keeping and incommunicative computer systems led it to pay millions in benefits in recent years to people whose coverage had expired.... A federal judge ordered United Healthcare to refund $4 million to members overcharged when their coinsurance rates were not adjusted to compensate for lower physician fees.... Johns Hopkins University will begin a program to verify and evaluate reported outcomes, thanks to a $6 million commitment from American Healthways, the disease management company.... Use of herbal supplements increased 350 percent from 1996 to 1999, according to a Kaiser Permanente survey .... Obesity correlates more strongly with chronic illness than do alcoholism, smoking, or economic status, according to a study in Public Health.

Meetings

4th Partnering With ACOs Summit Los Angeles, CA October 27–28, 2014
PCMH & Shared Savings ACO Leadership Summit Nashville, TN November 3–4, 2014
2014 Annual HEDIS® and Star Ratings Symposium Nashville, TN November 3–4, 2014
Medicare Risk Adjustment, Revenue Management, & Star Ratings Fort Lauderdale, FL November 12–14, 2014
World Orphan Drug Congress Europe 2014 Brussels, Belgium November 12–14, 2014
Healthcare Chief Medical Officer Forum Alexandria, VA November 13–14, 2014
Home Care Leadership Summit Atlanta, GA November 17–18, 2014
HealthIMPACT Southeast Tampa, FL January 23, 2015