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Carolyn M. Clancy, MD, has been appointed director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Clancy has served as acting director since the death of John M. Eisenberg, MD, in March 2002. Prior to that, she'd been director of AHRO's Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research.... Kaiser Permanente plans to put all of its 8.5 million members' health records on computer, a move that some experts predict "could set a new standard for American medicine." The above-mentioned Clancy calls Kaiser's move a "significant stride" in improving the efficiency of the health system.... Competition between PBMs over the last few years has reduced the discounts they can collect from pharmacy companies and, as a result, caused the savings they produce for HMOs to dwindle, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. More than 100 PBMs currently operate in the United States.... A national single-payer system is being pushed in a House bill introduced by Reps. John Conyers and Jim McDermott. The bill would have the federal government finance, but not administer, the system.... Any payment system must deal with the health consequences of obesity, which could reach 40 percent in five years, according to a new study. An article in the journal Science says that Americans are gaining about two pounds a year. Currently, about 31 percent of the population is obese.

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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
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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