Managed Care

 

 

September 2009

Many see ACOs as the model for reform, but if provider groups dole out payment, then what roles will health plans play?
Frank Diamond
Physicians are really getting ticked off, just as they were in the ’90s, but it is possible to reduce their pain without abandoning the process
John Carroll
This spokesman for PBMs urges Congress to learn from his industry’s experience in driving down costs
Train an in-house team to help make the transition smooth by determining who is affected, and how
Jillian Harrington, MHA
They learned a lot from the avian flu scare of 2005 and are now ready to handle a swine flu epidemic this fall
Tony Berberabe, MPH



Departments
Legislation & Regulation
Despite all the talk about HIPAA privacy protections, there was little action. New regulations are intended to ensure compliance.
John Carroll
Medication Management
A Boston University law professor proposes that Medicare allow health plans to negotiate aggressively with pharmaceutical companies
Martin Sipkoff
Tomorrow's Medicine
The Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve is delivered through cardiac catheterization, a favorable alternative to chest surgery
Thomas Morrow, MD

Meetings

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
Medicare Risk Adjustment, Revenue Management, & Star Ratings Fort Lauderdale, FL November 12–14, 2014
World Orphan Drug Congress Europe 2014 Brussels, Belgium 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
6th Semi-Annual Diagnostic Coverage and Reimbursement Conference Boston December 4–5, 2014
Customer Analytics & Engagement in Health Insurance Chicago December 4–5, 2014
Pharmaceutical and Biotech Clinical Quality Assurance Conference Alexandria, VA December 4–5, 2014
9th Semi-Annual Medical Device Coverage and Reimbursement Conference San Diego December 5, 2014
8th Annual Medical Device Clinical Trials Conference Chicago December 8–9, 2014
HealthIMPACT Southeast Tampa, FL January 23, 2015