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Physician fees under Medicare will go up an average of 4.5 percent next year.... The number of HMOs participating in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan dropped by 40 percent, to 277, this year. The most frequent reasons, according to a General Accounting Office report, were low enrollment and "noncompetitive premiums".... The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)has seen a 40-percent increase in medical costs during the last two years, prompting a WebMD report that the agency has depleted reserves to a single month of claims payments.... Foundation Health Systems changed its name to Health Net. Its California plan is teaming with a Mexican HMO to provide a cross-border product for California employers whose workers live or have family in Mexico.... Adequate dialysis for patients with kidney disease would result in annual savings of $150 million, according to researchers at Case Western Reserve University.

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HAP, a subsidiary of Henry Ford Health System, is a nonprofit health plan providing coverage to individuals, companies and organizations. This executive develops strategies to meet membership and revenue targets through products, pricing, market segmentation and advertising.  Aligns business among Business Development, Commercial Sales, Medicare and Public Sector Programs and Product Development. Seeks to enhance and be responsible for business development and expansion through the development of an effective product portfolio, strong interpersonal relationships and service excellence.

Apply via email to jfedder1@hfhs.org or online at http://p.rfer.us/HENRYFORDlXqAJA

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