Managed Care

 

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MANAGED CARE June 1998. © MediMedia USA
Washington Initiatives

Take as Needed...

MANAGED CARE June 1998. ©1998 Stezzi Communications
Washington Initiatives

The Year 2000 bug is quite the menace. HCFA doesn't really have a handle on the problem, according to Illinois Republican Rep. John Porter, chairman of the House panel that oversees the agency's operations. Porter said HCFA is in deep trouble because only 40 percent of its almost 500 "mission-critical" computer systems currently are compliant with Year 2000 requirements.... It's called Smart Choices — and it's expected to receive hundreds of thousands of hits in the near future. This new section of HHS's Web site www.healthfinder.gov helps consumers locate doctors and hospitals, report fraud and complaints in the health industry and obtain information on chronic diseases and preventive health care.... Managed care enrollees — for the first time — were included in the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's annual survey of 16,500 Medicare beneficiaries. And guess what? The MedPAC survey found that a higher number of managed care beneficiaries were satisfied with the availability of health care than were fee-for-service beneficiaries.... New long-term, acute-care hospitals will receive a 15-percent reimbursement hike. The agency increased their reimbursement limit under Medicare to $21,494 per discharge. The change is expected to take effect this month.

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