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News and Commentary

Headlines On Deadline …

MANAGED CARE May 2010. ©MediMedia USA

UnitedHealthcare and WellPoint were singled out for praise by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. By the fall, under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, children under the age of 26 will have the option of staying on their parents’ plans. Sebelius praised the two companies for not waiting until then to begin providing such coverage. This praise comes at a good time for WellPoint, which has recently been accused of recission by enrollees who had been diagnosed with breast cancer.... Comparative effectiveness research, already given a $1.1 billion boost by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 — the stimulus — will get an added infusion of $3 billion thanks to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Bloomberg BusinessWeek reports that interest in such research has spurred UnitedHealthcare to acquire QualityMetric, a company that “measures how patients rate the effectiveness of care.”

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