Managed Care

 

 

October 1997

Combined managed health and dental coverage could save expenses for employers and improve care. But neither employers nor traditional managed care plans have shown much interest in packaged plans.
Michael D. Dalzell
Health care reform isn't dead; it just comes in 50 different flavors now. But, happily for HMOs, even some state legislators are starting to realize they can't micromanage all of medicine.
Peter Wehrwein
Finding and keeping good employees is essential to maintaining a healthy practice. Too often, physicians don't take a diagnostic approach to judging applicants. These tests can be done in the office: No referral needed!
For New Mexico's Lovelace Health Systems, a fortuitous partnership with a disease management vendor has made it feasible to develop programs in 17 clinical areas without crippling costs.
How can a single corporate employer afford to invest so much effort in improving quality in managed care, knowing that its pioneering work may simply be copied?
Patrick Mullen
Managed care take a bite out of fraud? Hardly. It has merely changed some of the techniques of stealing and corner-cutting.
Jean Lawrence
Health plans that are complacent about the "Year 2000" problem are courting trouble. Without software or hardware upgrades, patient records — and even patient care — can be thrown into chaos.
Anne Zieger

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