Managed Care

 

 

December 1996

Some physicians are putting new emphasis on careful, active listening to patients. Organizations that don't encourage this may be ignoring a tool for controlling costs, retaining enrollment and improving medical care.
Chuck Appleby
Under capitation, a medical practice's earnings don't rise directly with its production. That doesn't mean, says this consultant, that productivity payment systems for individual physicians should be junked.
Jeffrey J. Denning
Many physicians are falling short when it comes to reporting test results to patients, a recent study shows. Such lapses could hurt both doctors and health plans in the quest for good patient-satisfaction scores.
Jean Lawrence
Is diagnostic support software good news for both physicians and HMOs? Yes, say the companies selling such programs, who contend that they can "put the fun back in practicing medicine."
Bob Carlson

Meetings

Private Health Insurance Exchanges Conference Washington, D.C. October 7–8, 2014
National Healthcare Facility Management Summit Palm Beach, FL October 16–17, 2014
National Healthcare CFO Summit Las Vegas, NV October 19–21, 2014
National Healthcare CXO Summit Las Vegas, NV October 19–21, 2014
Innovative Member Engagement Operations For Health Plans Las Vegas, NV October 20–21, 2014
4th Partnering With ACOs Summit Los Angeles, CA October 27–28, 2014
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
World Orphan Drug Congress Europe 2014 Brussels, Belgium November 12–14, 2014
Medicare Risk Adjustment, Revenue Management, & Star Ratings Fort Lauderdale, FL 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