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Enrollment in national HMOs operating in two or more states grew by 14.6 percent, while the number of such companies dropped by 17.4 percent over the last five years, says InterStudy Publications. It's a sign of mergers, acquisitions, and consolidations in the industry.... Pharmaceutical companies employ 81 percent more people in their marketing departments than in their research and development departments, according to a survey by the Boston University School of Public Health.... Forty-three percent of the elderly who lack prescription drug coverage and who are minorities, have annual incomes of less than $10,000, or have out-of-pocket prescription drug costs of greater than $100 a month say they restrict their use of medication because of cost, according to the University of California-San Francisco Department of Medicine.... The American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine has called on Congress to enact universal coverage. ACP-ASIM is seeking input on a proposal that would implement it, incrementally, over seven years.

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