Managed Care

 

 

July 1996

Managed care has the potential not just to achieve savings, but to improve health care outcomes dramatically. But does it create extra malpractice complications along the way? The experts have different views.
Chuck Appleby
In getting paid by HMOs, emergency physicians face a special "catch-22," as this doctor explains. But beware, primary care physicians: Needless emergency-department use can cost you money, too.
Gregory L. Henry, M.D.
Health plan executives as well as physicians can benefit from reading what this consultant has to say about the managed care contract clauses doctors should cross out and initial — or regard as "deal-killers."
Susan A. Gibbs, J.D.
A major insurer's proposed innovation in Florida — a system in which capitation would have been shared by a group of specialty networks — has been withdrawn after what the HMO says is a lot of misunderstanding.
Anne Bilodeau
Think you know everything physicians should consider when they take on a capitated contract? You may be surprised by what you learn from this practice-management consultant's succinct advice.
Gary Grubb, M.B.A.

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