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Headlines On Deadline . . .

MANAGED CARE May 2006. © MediMedia USA
News and Commentary

Headlines On Deadline . . .

MANAGED CARE May 2006. ©MediMedia USA

Health plans appear to be having some trouble fulfilling a federal mandate that 80 percent of questions from Medicare beneficiaries about pharmacy coverage be answered within 30 seconds. The fast-approaching deadline for enrolling in a Medicare drug plan may be partly to blame. "The large amount of interest in our prescription drug plans, as the May 15 deadline approaches, means that the wait times are longer than we would like," says Humana spokesman Thomas Noland. . . . New standards that rate insurers on measurement of physician and hospital quality and the degree to which the insurers act on the results received the backing of more than two dozen of the nation's largest employers. The National Committee for Quality Assurance will begin surveying plans on July 1.

Meetings

Pharmaceutical Pricing and Contracting Conference Philadelphia, PA September 22–23, 2014
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