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MANAGED CARE August 2000. ©2000 MediMedia USA

Advance Paradigm will buy PCS Health Systems from Rite Aid Corp. for $1 billion — a third less than what Rite Aid paid for PCS last year.... In Massachusetts, supporters are working with the legislature on a compromise after gaining enough signatures to put a universal care proposal on the November ballot. But in Washington State, backers failed to qualify a similar initiative for the ballot.... Managed Medicare patients are more costly than patients in fee-for-service Medicare after a stroke, due to poor-quality acute care that leads to longer aftercare, according to a Journal of the American Geriatric Society study.... In a curious agreement, United HealthCare is signing over care for its 900,000 California members to Blue Shield, but it isn't leaving the state. One fourth will be transferred to Blue Shield, while the remainder will use Blue Shield's provider network. United wants out of the business of negotiating with providers in the state. Consumer advocates worry that because the deal isn't a full-blown merger, it escapes state scrutiny.

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