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MANAGED CARE December 2000. ©2000 MediMedia USA

Physician fees under Medicare will go up an average of 4.5 percent next year.... The number of HMOs participating in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan dropped by 40 percent, to 277, this year. The most frequent reasons, according to a General Accounting Office report, were low enrollment and "noncompetitive premiums".... The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)has seen a 40-percent increase in medical costs during the last two years, prompting a WebMD report that the agency has depleted reserves to a single month of claims payments.... Foundation Health Systems changed its name to Health Net. Its California plan is teaming with a Mexican HMO to provide a cross-border product for California employers whose workers live or have family in Mexico.... Adequate dialysis for patients with kidney disease would result in annual savings of $150 million, according to researchers at Case Western Reserve University.

Meetings

Pharmaceutical Pricing and Contracting Conference Philadelphia, PA September 22–23, 2014
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