News and Commentary

Headlines on Deadline September 2001


Michael D. Dalzell

The Medstat Group is developing a database intended to generate an elusive outcome metric: effect of illness on employee productivity. Medstat will crunch medical and pharmacy claims, absenteeism, and disability and workers' compensation data to develop an indicator of cost and quality of care.... Mental health parity legislation is picking up speed in Washington. The 1997 parity law expires Sept. 30.... NCQA and A.M. Best will now feature each others' company ratings and accreditation statuses in customer offerings.

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