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Healthcare Intelligence Network
Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume V, No. 1
January 20, 2006
Table of Contents

1.) Company Profiles

  • DoctorDirectory.com
  • FCC HealthCapitalGroup
  • H Ross Carmichael Associates
  • Beacon Partners
2.) Claim Settlement - Making the Transition to Electronic Funds Transfers and Electronic Remittance Advices
3.) More Employers Turning To Consumer-Driven Plans To Reduce Health Spending
4.) Consumer-Driven Healthcare in Action: Case Studies and Success Strategies
5.) Recommended Reading: Blueprint for Success: Constructing a Winning Healthcare Toolkit Strategy

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1.) DoctorDirectory.com

DoctorDirectory.com, Inc., through its Internet properties HospitalDirectory.com and Doctordirectory.com, offers powerful Internet market targeting solutions for healthcare providers and pharmaceutical companies.

For more information please visit:
http://www.hin.com/buyers_connection_technology.html



FCC HealthCapitalGroup

Foothill Capital Corporation is a leading provider of asset based financing to companies for growth/expansion, refinancings/recapitalizations, turnarounds, debtor-in-possession financings and leveraged acquisitions.

For more information please visit:
http://www.hin.com/buyers_connection_financial.html



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H Ross Carmichael Associates

H Ross Carmichael Associates is a fee-based full service employee benefits, actuarial and managed care consulting company. HRCA offers a broad selection of consulting services for employers, managed care organizations and health care providers.

For more information please visit:
http://www.hin.com/buyers_connection_consultants.html



Beacon Partners

BEACON PARTNERS is a national health care management consulting firm. Since 1989, the consultants of Beacon Partners have provided health care organizations with a wide range of client-focused consulting services, including executive advisory services, enterprise security and HIPAA compliance, business operations management, strategic planning, information systems, technical solutions, clinical solutions and e.solutions. Clients include Integrated Delivery Networks, hospitals, managed care organizations, and physician group practices.

For more information please visit:
http://www.hin.com/hipaacomply.html#Beacon



2.) Claim Settlement - Making the Transition to Electronic Funds Transfers and Electronic Remittance Advices

This report is for healthcare payers and providers seeking cost savings and innovation in their payment and collection practices. While claim submission and adjudication processes are highly automated, claim settlement is still paper-driven. However, a practical solution is now available for electronic fund transfers (EFTs) and electronic remittance advices (ERAs).

Register to download this white paper today at:
http://www.hin.com/library/registerpph.html



3.) More Employers Turning To Consumer-Driven Plans To Reduce Health Spending

U.S. employers are increasingly turning to consumer-driven health plans (CDHPs) such as health savings accounts (HSAs) with the expectation they will help control rising healthcare costs, according to a Deloitte Center for Health Solutions survey of American employers.

To read this story in its entirety click here:
http://www.hin.com/bcstory.html



4.) Consumer-Driven Healthcare in Action: Case Studies and Success Strategies

This timely report is designed to illustrate how a growing number of organizations are taking the powerful concept of consumer-driven care from the drawing board to reality, and expanding access and reversing the double-digit health care cost hikes that have plagued U.S. companies and health plans since the late '90s.

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5.) Recommended Reading: Blueprint for Success: Constructing a Winning Healthcare Toolkit Strategy

Keenly aware of the increased presence of toolkits in the healthcare industry, the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN) sponsored a Healthcare Toolkits contest in summer 2005. This special report, Blueprint for Success: Constructing a Winning Healthcare Toolkit Strategy takes an in-depth look at the first-, second- and third-place winners and the creative teams and processes behind them, from development to production to distribution.

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