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MANAGED CARE February 2002. © MediMedia USA
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MANAGED CARE February 2002. ©MediMedia USA

The anthrax scare has led to a major consolidation of communication, legislative, and public affairs offices in the Department of Health and Human Services. The Washington Post reports that HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson was upset that information disseminated during terrorist mail attacks was often muddled and contradictory.... In what's being touted as an unprecedented effort, doctors and hospitals in California will be rewarded with bonuses of at least 5 percent for quality under a common set of standards adopted by six HMOs. They are: Aetna U.S. Healthcare, Blue Cross of California, Blue Shield of California, Cigna, Health Net, and PacifiCare.... Most Americans are happy with their health plans, according to a recent Harris Poll. In a survey of 927 adults, 67 percent of those with employer-provided plans graded those plans A or B, while only 8 percent gave them a D or F.... Employers, however, seem less enthusiastic — at least when it comes to prevention efforts by HMOs. A report by Hewitt Associates says that they've decided to do something about it. The report finds that 93 percent of large companies offered some kind of health promotion program in 1999, up from 88 percent in 1994.

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2014 Annual HEDIS® and Star Ratings Symposium Nashville, TN November 3–4, 2014
PCMH & Shared Savings ACO Leadership Summit 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
6th Semi-Annual Diagnostic Coverage and Reimbursement Conference Boston December 4–5, 2014
Customer Analytics & Engagement in Health Insurance Chicago December 4–5, 2014
Pharmaceutical and Biotech Clinical Quality Assurance Conference Alexandria, VA December 4–5, 2014
9th Semi-Annual Medical Device Coverage and Reimbursement Conference San Diego December 5, 2014
8th Annual Medical Device Clinical Trials Conference Chicago December 8–9, 2014
HealthIMPACT Southeast Tampa, FL January 23, 2015