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MANAGED CARE February 1999. © MediMedia USA
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Headlines On Deadline...

MANAGED CARE February 1999. ©1999 Stezzi Communications

The AMA has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to block Aetna's planned purchase of Prudential's health care lines, calling it anticompetitive. The association and Aetna have been squabbling over language in physician contracts, but with Aetna soon to be in control of an eighth of all managed care lives, it will be harder for most physicians to refuse.... Health Options, a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, has acquired 150,000-member Principal Health Care of Florida.... Aetna U.S. Healthcare has instituted a system for external review of coverage denials.... Kaiser Permanente is offering a benefits package providing coverage for domestic partners.... A growing number of plans are adding alternative-care benefits. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Hawaii will soon begin covering acupuncture, naturopathy, chiropractic care, and massage. And PacifiCare of Oregon has contracted with Complementary Health Plans, an alternative-care PPO, to serve PacifiCare members.

Meetings

4th Partnering With ACOs Summit Los Angeles, CA October 27–28, 2014
PCMH & Shared Savings ACO Leadership Summit Nashville, TN November 3–4, 2014
2014 Annual HEDIS® and Star Ratings Symposium 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
HealthIMPACT Southeast Tampa, FL January 23, 2015