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NCQA has clarified how many plans publicly reported HEDIS data in 1998: 247 managed care organizations, representing 410 products, shared HEDIS data in Quality Compass '99.... More than 6 in 10 physicians responding to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey see health plans deny prescription-drug coverage routinely; 37 percent of those say the most recent event caused patients serious harm.... Random unannounced surveys by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations will soon live up to their name. Beginning in January, the Joint Commission will give hospitals and other providers no advance notice of a "surprise" visit.... According to a General Accounting Office report, many Medicare HMOs do not routinely notify members of formulary changes — leaving them to learn about them at the pharmacy counter.... Get this: More than a third of respondents told an Insurance Research Council poll that it's OK to stay home and collect workers' comp if they're still feeling a little pain — even after a physician says it's all right to return to work.

Meetings

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