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Headlines On Deadline . . .

MANAGED CARE June 2006. © MediMedia USA
News and Commentary

Headlines On Deadline . . .

MANAGED CARE June 2006. ©MediMedia USA

Target is considering eliminating its traditional health insurance plans for employees, reports the Wall Street Journal. The giant retailer has introduced health savings accounts and health reimbursement accounts for its more than 300,000 workers. These, of course, are the necessary steps to switching to consumer-directed health care. Workers, not surprisingly, worry that Target simply wants to shift more of the financial burden onto them. . . . The rise in prescription drug spending in 2005 was the lowest it's been in seven years, according to a study by Medco Health Solutions. Lon Castle, MD, Medco's director of medical policy and clinical quality, tells the Associated Press that drug utilization may be slowing thanks to media focus on safety. "I think patients are more concerned over what they put in their bodies," says Castle.

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