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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

Private Health Insurance Exchanges Conference Washington, D.C. October 7–8, 2014
National Healthcare Facility Management Summit Palm Beach, FL October 16–17, 2014
National Healthcare CFO Summit Las Vegas, NV October 19–21, 2014
National Healthcare CXO Summit Las Vegas, NV October 19–21, 2014
Innovative Member Engagement Operations For Health Plans Las Vegas, NV October 20–21, 2014
4th Partnering With ACOs Summit Los Angeles, CA October 27–28, 2014
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
World Orphan Drug Congress Europe 2014 Brussels, Belgium November 12–14, 2014
Medicare Risk Adjustment, Revenue Management, & Star Ratings Fort Lauderdale, FL 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