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News and Commentary

Headlines On Deadline . . .

MANAGED CARE November 2007. ©MediMedia USA

Improving imaging test utilization is a hot topic among insurers and providers. The American College of Cardiology and UnitedHealth Group have joined to implement appropriateness criteria for the use of the single-photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging test, which is used to evaluate patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease. . . . Pairing Zagat's methodology with WellPoint is the idea for the upcoming launch of a new online survey tool that will allow consumers to share their physician experiences with others. The Zagat survey methodology, which provides ratings for where to eat, drink, stay, and play, will allow WellPoint members to review and to evaluate physicians based on a set of distinct qualities. . . . California regulators moved to curb insurers' ability to cancel medical coverage after patients get sick, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. The state's department of managed care and the department of insurance said they would propose rules that reinforce existing laws that forbid rescissions except when the insurer could show that a policyholder was at fault. The proposal would require insurers to check an applicant's health before issuing a policy in the first place.

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