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Healthcare Intelligence Network
Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume V, No. 9
May 12, 2006
Table of Contents

1.) Company Profiles

  • Ascendia Healthcare Management
  • The Healthcare Group at Zurich
  • Home Healthcare Laboratory
  • ArticSoft
2.) Waging War on Cost of Chronic Disease
3.) MedPacís Call To Update Physician Payments Gets AMA Support
4.) Inside Medicare Outliers: Keys to Pricing, Payment and Compliance
5.) Recommended Reading: Predictive Modeling: Improving Margins by Identifying and Targeting High-Risk Populations

Sponsored by: Healthcare Report Cards: How To Get an A+ in the Public Reporting of Healthcare Quality Data

Healthcare Report Cards: How To Get an A+ in the Public Reporting of Healthcare Quality Data, a June 7, 2006 audio conference, will examine why healthcare providers and payors are choosing to publicly rate their quality performance, how they've structured their quality report cards and the impact that this can have on a healthcare organization's business.

With the advent of consumer-driven healthcare plans, more health plans and hospitals are publishing quality and performance ratings on their web site. While the public reporting of healthcare quality data is voluntary, more and more organizations are making this data available and some believe it is just a matter of time before it is mandatory.

During this 90-minute audio conference, your expert panel of speakers, Paul L. Green, principal with Greenlight Healthcare Consulting and Christine Profit-Orok, project leader of cost and quality at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, will provide inside information on why organizations should consider publicly posting performance data and the steps to take to launch public report cards.

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1.) Ascendia Healthcare Management, Owings Mills, MD

Ascendia Healthcare Management, Inc. is a management services and consulting organization specializing in healthcare management and technology outsourcing services. Ascendia provides Managed Care Administration, Medical Management, Physician Practice and Reimbursement Management, and Strategic, Operational, and Clinical Consulting.

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



The Healthcare Group at Zurich, New York, NY

Zurich U.S. is a member of the worldwide Zurich Financial Services Group and is rated A+(Superior) by A.M. Best Company. The Healthcare Group at Zurich U.S. provides professional & general liability insurance and offers up to $50 million in excess/umbrella capacity. Call us at 1-800-382-2150 should you require further information about The Healthcare Group at Zurich U.S.

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



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Home Healthcare Laboratory, Franklin TN

Exclusively serving the home care industry. HHLA operates a centralized, highly automated laboratory & information system to provide top-quality testing services to home health/infusion companies nationwide.

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



ArticSoft

ArticSoft - HIPAA Privacy & Compliance made simple.

ArticSoft government strength encryption & digital signature products protect patient records, health information, or any type of file, document, folder, disk, web form, email, instant message to the strength needed to comply with the HIPAA privacy rule.

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



2.) Waging War on Cost of Chronic Disease

Learn about the prevalence of chronic diseases, key elements necessary in a successful disease management program, and outlines the Beyond Disease Management program. This white paper also highlights outcomes experienced by American Health clients: drastic reductions in members' overall ER visits, hospitalizations and absenteeism, and disease-specific clinical outcomes.

Register to download your copy today at:
http://www.hin.com/library/registerwwo.html



3.) MedPacís Call To Update Physician Payments Gets AMA Support

MedPACís recommendation to update 2007 Medicare physician payments 2.8 percent based on practice costs is plain common sense, according to the American Medical Association (AMA).

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



4.) Inside Medicare Outliers: Keys to Pricing, Payment and Compliance

Inside Medicare Outliers: Keys to Pricing, Payment and Compliance is a comprehensive book that delivers essential knowledge and tools for capturing the full, legal outlier payment for your costliest Medicare cases.

For more information, please visit:
http://store.hin.com/product.asp?itemid=3103



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5.) Recommended Reading: Predictive Modeling: Improving Margins by Identifying and Targeting High-Risk Populations

This special report details ways health plans use predictive modeling to identify plan members who may need proactive care management. By identifying this at-risk population, health plans can accurately gauge future patient expenses based on prior treatments. Using a combination of technology and web-based tools, health plans can use predictive modeling to project future member and group healthcare costs and price more appropriately for risk.

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