Managed Care

 

 

June 2004

We often use such words as "quality," "transparency," "accountability," "evidence-based," and "effectiveness," but not always in the same ways.
Martin Sipkoff
Pharmacy & Therapeutics Society works with Institute of Medicine and Leapfrog Group to improve processes.
Jack McCain
There's more money, but is it enough to reverse the grim five-year drought of managed care offerings? In Florida, it seems so.
John Carroll
Managed care is having some success discouraging practices that promote the development of "superbugs."
Jack McCain
Providing free handheld or even desktop computers is a small step toward minimizing medication errors. Will docs finally abandon pen and pad?
Tony Berberabe



Departments
Legislation & Regulation
California is the only state that has a department that deals exclusively with HMOs. A new sheriff's in town.
John Carroll
Ethics
When uninsured immigrants fail to pay their bills, the University Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz., might just report them to the Department of Homeland Security.
Michael S. Victoroff, MD
Tomorrow's Medicine
Alpha-L-iduronidase breaks down glycosaminoglycans — and it just may lead to breakthroughs in treatment for other lysosomal storage disorders.
Thomas Morrow, MD
Employer Update
As employers become more comfortable with the idea that prevention pays, health plans may find their scope of services widening.
MargaretAnn Cross

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