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MANAGED CARE January 2000. © MediMedia USA
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MANAGED CARE January 2000. ©1999 MediMedia USA

The Department of Health and Human Services extended the comment period for proposed privacy regulations to Feb. 17, giving groups time to determine whether unintended consequences would prevent coordinated care.... Only 5.9 percent of HMO members rate trust in their health plans "very high" in a National Research Corp. survey. If that seems low, it's better than the 3.8 and 3.6 percent marks achieved by PPOs and fee-for-service plans, respectively.... Visits to physicians for diabetes rose 10 percent from 1998 to 1999, according to a Scott-Levin audit. That coincided with a 13-percent boost in prescriptions for oral diabetic medications.... Three mega-employers, including IBM, turned to a new vehicle for purchasing health care last year: Internet auctions, orchestrated by Hewitt Associates, the benefits consultant. Fifty plans bid against each other online for the business. The buyers wound up with premiums 2 to 8 percent lower this year than in 1999.

Meetings

4th Partnering With ACOs Summit Los Angeles, CA October 27–28, 2014
PCMH & Shared Savings ACO Leadership Summit Nashville, TN November 3–4, 2014
2014 Annual HEDIS® and Star Ratings Symposium 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
HealthIMPACT Southeast Tampa, FL January 23, 2015