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Healthcare Intelligence Network
Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume V, No. 3
February 17, 2006
Table of Contents

1.) Company Profiles

  • L&S HomeCare Inc.
  • Claimsnet.com
  • Healthcare Management Advisors, Inc.
  • Medical Imaging Solutions
2.) The Decision Drivers to Information Technology Outsourcing
3.) Mergers, Settlements, P4P, CDHP Growth Top Managed Care Developments In 2005
4.) Consumer-Driven Health Care: Implications for Providers, Payers, and Policy-Makers
5.) Recommended Reading: Pay for Performance: Raising the Bar on Quality, Efficiency and Results

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1.) L&S HomeCare Inc.

We provide the full range of affordable, convenient, compassionate, patient-customized in-home care & assistance: nursing services, physical therapy, home health aides. We work with private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid.

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http://www.hin.com/buyers_connection_home_health_care.html



Claimsnet.com

Claimsnet.com inc. is a provider of secure, online transaction processing and practice management services for the medical and dental industries.

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http://www.hin.com/buyers_connection_technology.html



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Healthcare Management Advisors, Inc.

HMA is a national healthcare consulting firm, specializing in Clinical Data Quality and Compliance Services. Our staff includes MD, JD, RN, RHIA, CPC, CCS, CFE and CPA credentialed consultants, including a former big-5 firm CPA and Supervisory Investigator for the OIG for over 20 years.

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Medical Imaging Solutions

Medical Imaging Solutions, Offers a integrated PACS solution ASIM. It is a comprehensive PACS Solution With 3D Visualization and Diagnostic Capability carefully crafted with combined inputs from professionals, from related disciplines, like doctors, software-consultants, IT managers, to give the healthcare-professionals & service providers the much needed flexibility in handling medical images for a better patient care.

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2.) The Decision Drivers to Information Technology Outsourcing

The results of in-depth interviews with companies in various industries ­ manufacturing, public sector, healthcare, retail and consulting ­ help explain why companies outsource, how they select their outsourcing partners, the top information technology activities currently outsourced and the traits of a successful outsourcing relationship.

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3.) Mergers, Settlements, P4P, CDHP Growth Top Managed Care Developments In 2005

The past year was one of continued contraction in the healthcare industry thanks to mergers. It also was a year that saw seniors shaking their heads over a confusing drug plan and doctors wondering about pay-for-performance. And while consumer-driven health plans created a big media buzz, not many were jumping on board.

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4.) Consumer-Driven Health Care: Implications for Providers, Payers, and Policy-Makers

Consumer-Driven Health Care: Implications for Providers, Payers, and Policy-Makers documents how the consumer-driven health care movement is being implemented and its impact on insurers, providers, new intermediaries, and governments. With additional contributions by health care’s leading strategists, innovators, regulators and scholars, Consumer-Driven Health Care presents a compelling vision of a health care system built to satisfy the people it serves.

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5.) Recommended Reading: Pay for Performance: Raising the Bar on Quality, Efficiency and Results

Pay for Performance (P4P), the burgeoning movement in the healthcare industry to align financial incentives with improved results, is touted as a means of improving healthcare quality without increasing costs. Health plans are now devising metrics for tying millions of dollars in physician bonus incentives to healthcare quality outcomes.

In this special report, "Pay for Performance: Raising the Bar on Quality, Efficiency and Results," based on two recent audio conferences, a panel of experts shared their experiences: healthcare consultants analyzed the results of national studies on the reach of P4P programs among U.S.-based health plans and sketched out a timeline for future developments, while three organizations described their ongoing efforts to build cohesive P4P programs.

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