Managed Care

 

 

January 2004

Joseph Newhouse, PhD
Surgeons in nine hospitals formed a study group and then hit the road to learn from peers. Outcomes improved dramatically.
Martin Sipkoff
NCQA President Margaret O'Kane and a panel of clinically oriented administrators call for emphasis on making the best care financially attractive to physicians, plans, and employers.
Martin Sipkoff
Coverage may now come with built-in access to a level of case management that some HMOs find useful.
Bob Carlson



Departments
Editor's Memo
John A. Marcille
Viewpoint
Human beings are not machines, and modern medicine needs to move beyond the repair shop mentality. Could nontraditional services help?
Arthur Preston Smith, PhD
Legislation & Regulation
Congress frees up billions for plans that choose to participate in a new program for enrollees. This may be opportunity knocking.
John Carroll
Ethics
A chance encounter with an unhappy reader (a physician) spurs a flood cliches about why doctors are "justified" in their refusal to move out of the dark ages
Michael S. Victoroff, MD
Tomorrow's Medicine
Angiogenesis blockade is a 30 year old concept, but it will soon make the leap from lab bench to pharmacy shelf.
Thomas Morrow, MD

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