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MANAGED CARE January 2004. © MediMedia USA
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MANAGED CARE January 2004. ©MediMedia USA

HMO profits soared 81 percent in 2002, according to Weiss Ratings. The industry earned $5.5 billion, compared to $3 billion in 2001.... About 6 in 10 of 1,206 Americans polled by the Kaiser Family Foundation report that they are somewhat worried that the amount that they pay for health care will increase. They also worry that their health plan will care more about saving money than about doing what is best for patients. Somewhat fewer say that they're worried about quality of, and access to, care.... The hospital industry is considering making broad price cuts for the uninsured, according to the Wall Street Journal. The American Hospital Association, under government pressure, is encouraging members to curtail aggressive collection methods, such as putting liens on debtors' homes. The organization blames Medicare, saying the system makes it too difficult for hospitals to reduce prices for people who can't afford health care.

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