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MANAGED CARE May 2009. © MediMedia USA
News and Commentary

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MANAGED CARE May 2009. ©MediMedia USA

As Congress considers various proposals to reform the health care system, America’s Health Insurance Plans has issued a report that highlights measurable results that private health insurance pay-for-performance programs have achieved. The report, Innovations in Recognizing and Rewarding Quality, describes models that have reduced costs, enhanced quality, and improved patient satisfaction.... Use of e-prescribing — electronic prescription benefit, history, and routing — jumped 61 percent in the first quarter of 2009, compared to the past two years according to Surescripts, an electronic prescribing network. That amounts to more than 134 million e-⁠prescribing messages being exchanged among providers, payers, and pharmacies. Imagine the bill from your mobile carrier if these were text messages.... More than half of primary care physicians who reported problems getting mental health services for their patients cited lack of insurance coverage, inadequate coverage, health plan barriers, and shortages of mental health providers as “very important” reasons their patients couldn’t get care. These findings appear in the article “Beyond Parity: Primary Care Physicians’ Perspectives on Access to Mental Health Care,” in the April issue of Health Affairs.

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