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Headlines On Deadline . . .

MANAGED CARE March 2006. © MediMedia USA
News and Commentary

Headlines On Deadline . . .

MANAGED CARE March 2006. ©MediMedia USA

No less than measuring and evaluating outcomes in disease management programs is the goal of a program launched by the Disease Management Association of America. "This certainly stands among the disease management community's most significant research efforts to date," says Don Fetterolf, MD, chairman of the DMAA Quality and Research Committee. "Reaching consensus on a relevant and scientifically valid standard for evaluating clinical and financial outcomes is vital to the continued strong growth of disease and care management." The DMAA hopes to unveil the new methodology in December. . . . The political wind seems to have shifted in Germany. There's further evidence that the election of Angela Merkel as German Chancellor might mean a turn toward the free market. German Health Minister Ursula Schmidt "startled" — that's the word used in one report — an American audience by saying she admires the managed care system in the United States and hopes to implant some of those ideas in her native land. . . . President Bush wants most Americans to have electronic medical records by 2014. However, a study in the Journal of American Medical Informatics projects that physician foot-dragging will slow adaptation considerably. Most Americans won't get EMRs until 2024, according to the study.

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