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Cigna has become the second of eight health plans to reach a settlement with about 600,000 physicians over allegations that the insurers delayed or rejected physicians' insurance claims for medically necessary treatments. In agreeing to pay $540 million to settle the class-action lawsuit, Cigna follows the lead of Aetna, which came to a settlement with the physicians in May.... A prescription benefit for Medicare is just what the public ordered, according to a recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health. Sixty percent of 2,043 adults polled said that Congress should enact legislation this year to add a prescription drug benefit to the program — 54 percent of those over 65, and 62 percent of those 18–64.

Meetings

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
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
6th Semi-Annual Diagnostic Coverage and Reimbursement Conference Boston December 4–5, 2014
Customer Analytics & Engagement in Health Insurance Chicago December 4–5, 2014
Pharmaceutical and Biotech Clinical Quality Assurance Conference Alexandria, VA December 4–5, 2014
9th Semi-Annual Medical Device Coverage and Reimbursement Conference San Diego December 5, 2014
8th Annual Medical Device Clinical Trials Conference Chicago December 8–9, 2014
HealthIMPACT Southeast Tampa, FL January 23, 2015