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Healthcare Intelligence Network
Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume V, No. 7
April 14, 2006
Table of Contents

1.) Company Profiles

  • Care Delivery Solutions
  • PharMerica
  • BBL Medical Facilities
  • HealthCIO
2.) What Can Your Physicians Do to Help Manage Costs?
3.) Largest Employers Lead The Way With CDHP Adoption; Growth Projections Overly Optimistic
4.) Plan Design for HSAs and Other Consumer-Directed Products
5.) Recommended Reading: Consumer-Driven Healthcare in Action: Case Studies and Success Strategies

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1.) Care Delivery Solutions, Los Angeles CA

CDS is a full service application provider specializing in health care web application development and hosting. Our company is staffed with over 20 senior developers with extensive health care experience. CDS also provides consulting services to health care providers.

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



PharMerica, Tampa, FL

PharMerica has more than 20 years of experience providing quality pharmacy products and services and consulting to the long-term care, skilled nursing, assisted living and sub-acute care industries. Although national in scope, we achieve results through local relationships. Our 145 regional pharmacies serve more than 300,000 patients, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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



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BBL Medical Facilities, Albany NY

BBL Medical Facilities is a planning, design and construction company with integrated services to address all aspects of healthcare project development. Our family of companies has served the healthcare community over a century, specializing in ambulatory care facilities, hospitals, medical office buildings and surgery centers since 1973.

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



HealthCIO

Our mission is helping health care providers develop effective and compliant health care strategies. HealthCIO provides the training resources including computer based training for covered entities to comply with HIPAA. Member of NE HIPAA Workgroup and authors of the HIPAA Handbook.

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



2.) What Can Your Physicians Do to Help Manage Costs?

Are you wondering what your physicians can do to facilitate cost reduction? Mary Washington Hospital used a single physician to demonstrate the impact of a practice change on patient care AND cost position for DRG 148: Major Small and Large Bowel Procedure 17 with Complications.

Learn more in this white paper available for download at:
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3.) Largest Employers Lead The Way With CDHP Adoption; Growth Projections Overly Optimistic

Thereís no question the consumer-directed health plan (CDHP) was the hottest health insurance product of 2005.

In a year in which many large employers reduced the number of medical plans offered, the CDHP was the only type of medical plan to grow.

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



4.) Plan Design for HSAs and Other Consumer-Directed Products

This report gives you far more than just the latest industry intelligence on HSAs and health reimbursement arrangement (HRA)-based plans. You'll get dozens of detailed case studies and plan-design strategies based on scores of interviews with industry experts, pioneering employers, insurers and CDH vendors. You'll see how employers are funding HRA accounts, where they're setting deductibles and how they're pricing them. You'll also read about employers that replaced all of their traditional managed care plans with a CDH strategy, employers that offered the plan only to a small percentage of the employee population, and much more.

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5.) Recommended Reading: 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.

Consumer-Driven Healthcare in Action is a detailed compendium of CDHP case studies and models that are leading the industry toward widespread adoption of HRAs and other consumer-directed spending accounts. The reportís 80-plus pages also features a wealth of key strategies and how-to advice designed to help ensure a smooth transition to consumer-driven models and gain maximum participation.

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