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MANAGED CARE July 2003. ©MediMedia USA

To outsource, or not to outsource? That is the question for Cigna, which recently hired the McKinsey consulting company to help determine whether the health plan should keep its information technology functions in-house. It's all part of Cigna's efforts to cut costs.... Aetna must pay $100 million as a result of a lawsuit filed by 20 medical societies representing more than 700,000 physicians. In addition, Aetna must make business practice improvements valued at an estimated $300 million.... Health care spending has slowed for the first time in five years, according to the Center for Studying Health System Change. Spending on those with private insurance rose 9.6 percent in 2002. In 2001, it rose 10 percent.... Providing universal coverage under the current health system would increase health spending's share of the gross domestic product by less than one percentage point — or about 3 to 6 percent of total health care spending, according to a new study by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.

Meetings

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