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Briefly Noted

MANAGED CARE August 2012. © MediMedia USA
News & Commentary

Briefly Noted

Johns Hopkins Hospital is not the top- ranked hospital, and that’s news. Johns Hopkins had topped the Hospital Honor Roll in the annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report for 21 years in a row. The Honor Roll recognizes hospitals that are near the top of the rankings for at least six individual specialties. Envelope please. The winner for 2012–2013 is Massachusetts General Hospital.... Geisinger Health System says tough love begins at home. Its approximately 14,000 employees have a choice: They can pay 6 percent of their premium next year or pay 12 percent. The hitch (we all knew there’d be one) is that to qualify for the discount, employees’ body mass index, blood pressure, and total cholesterol and blood glucose levels must be within the acceptable range by October. Geisinger offers the same program to some of its employer clients.

Meetings

Pharmaceutical Pricing and Contracting Conference Philadelphia, PA September 22–23, 2014
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