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Headlines On Deadline ...

MANAGED CARE November 2003. ©MediMedia USA

Not much dissent on this one. The Senate voted 95–0 on Oct. 14 to approve a bill that would mandate that employers and insurers not discriminate against individuals based on their genetic information.... New labor contracts between the Big Three auto manufacturers and the UAW require that union members and retirees purchase prescription drugs for chronic illnesses by mail. The companies hope to save several hundred million dollars a year.... Anthem hopes coupons will help reduce expenditures for medication. The Blue Cross Blue Shield plan is making an effort to steer members away from brand-name drugs by offering coupons for a 20- to 28-day free trial of generic prescriptions. The program is under way in 7 of the 9 states the health plan serves.

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