Managed Care

 

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MANAGED CARE February 1998. © MediMedia USA
Washington Initiatives

Take as Needed...

MANAGED CARE February 1998. ©1998 Stezzi Communications
Washington Initiatives

Two of the most powerful movers and shakers in managed care have left their jobs. Charles "Chip" Kahn, regarded as one of the most knowledgeable health care experts on Capitol Hill, resigned as majority staff director of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health to become chief operating officer and president-elect of the Health Insurance Association of America — a previous employer. And Bruce Fried left HCFA last month to return to the private sector. Fried was director of the agency's Center for Health Plans and Providers.... Tricare, the managed care program providing health benefits to military retirees, is undergoing revision. The Department of Defense has proposed a rule that would extend balance billing limitations for providers and adjust the maximum allowable charge rate under the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services so that it's no lower than the Medicare rate.

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