Managed Care

 

 

May 1997

For more than two decades, a complex federal law has been interpreted to protect HMOs from malpractice liability claims. Now experts believe that protection could be in jeopardy.
David L. Coleman, J.D.
How do you find out whether a given capitation rate will be profitable for your practice? Activity-based cost accounting is one tool that can help. An accountant explains how it works.
Pam Schuneman, C.P.A., M.B.A.
Looking for the single secret that will allow you to master managed care? Don't read on. Peter Kongstvedt, M.D., insists that the industry is too diverse to be understood by any one key.
Streamlining your practice's office dictation may not rank number one on the HMOs' wish lists. But since when do managed care physicians have money to toss out the window?
Sharon Carter
The roots of modern managed care go back to prepaid health plans of the 19th century, but many of the concepts we use today were embraced in ancient times. The Babylonians had a system with many parallels to the present one.
Allen D. Spiegel, Ph.D.
A Pennsylvania family physician saw a recent Managed Care article on communicating test results to patients and decided to share with readers some of the tools he uses for this important task. Here's what he offers.
Carl J. Forster, D.O.
Managed care is in the business of holding down costs. Generics cost less than brands. But there are many pressures from patients, physicians — even employers — to stick with the branded products.
Deborah Epstein

Meetings

Pharmaceutical Pricing and Contracting Conference Philadelphia, PA September 22–23, 2014
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