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MANAGED CARE July 2009. ©MediMedia USA

People ages 19–23 were almost twice as likely to be uninsured all year as adults ages 45–64 (24.1 percent vs.13.3 percent). What is more frightening is that 30 percent of them said they didn’t think health insurance was worth the cost, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.... Employers plan to continue covering mental health or substance abuse disorders when a federal law that requires them to provide parity between medical/surgical and mental health/addiction benefits goes into effect Jan. 1. The survey indicated that 71 percent are not considering dropping mental health and 77 percent are not considering dropping substance abuse. The survey was conducted by the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health.... Nearly 9 out of 10 adults eligible for Medicare say they are satisfied with the quality of their Medigap insurance. As the name implies, Medigap is sold by insurance companies to fill the gaps in Medicare plan coverage. The survey was sponsored by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and America’s Health Insurance Plans.

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