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Healthcare Intelligence Network
Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume V, No. 14
July 21, 2006
Table of Contents

1.) Company Profiles

  • GeoAccess
  • Comprehensive Managed Care Services Inc.
  • Sales Consultants/Management Recruiters of Oakland
  • Duncan Infotech
2.) Waging War on Cost of Chronic Disease
3.) Premier Inc. Releases P4P Demonstration Results That Could Save Hospitals $1 Billion
4.) Pay for Performance: Raising the Bar on Quality, Efficiency and Results
5.) Recommended Reading: CMS Physician Voluntary Reporting Program: Weighing the Benefits of Participation

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1.) GeoAccess, KS

GeoAccess provides managed care software applications, Internet solutions and outsourcing services that give customers what they want - more personalized, accurate and up-to-date provider information.

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Comprehensive Managed Care Services Inc., FL

CMCS is a National Full Service Discount Insurance Services organization and Marketing Representative for the Alliance of Managed Healthcare Providers Purchasing Group Inc., a national Purchasing Group for all Managed Care Organizations.

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



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Sales Consultants/Management Recruiters of Oakland, Oakland CA

Focusing on Sales and Marketing talent in Health Care Information Technology and the Managed Care marketplace. Opportunities are available are for Executives, High Level Technical, Web Technology, E-Commerce and IT outside of the healthcare market.

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Duncan Infotech

Duncan Infotech is a part of the $600 million Duncan Goenka Group, one of the largest business houses in India, with strong focus on Healthcare Software Solutions giving our customers the offshore advantage. Our Software Suite of Products for Hospital Management has been successfully implemented in Asian markets. In the Healthcare Vertical, for our customers to keep in tune with HIPAA regulations we have offshore software factories specializing in Software Remediation for HIPAA compliance.

For more information please visit:
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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.

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3.) Premier Inc. Releases P4P Demonstration Results That Could Save Hospitals $1 Billion

The Premier Inc. healthcare alliance said it has clear evidence that improving the care of pneumonia and heart bypass patients can save millions of dollars and thousands of lives.

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4.) 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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5.) Recommended Reading: CMS Physician Voluntary Reporting Program: Weighing the Benefits of Participation

The healthcare industry’s call for quality service is coming from all sides. Health plans, employers, consumers and even the federal government are leaning on healthcare providers to document the quality of the care they provide. The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) is now asking for even more reporting. Physicians can now voluntarily self-report adherence to certain evidence-based quality measures to CMS. Given the benefit of confidential feedback, physicians are encouraged to open their practices to performance improvement and apply lessons learned on their own terms.

In this special report, "CMS Physician Voluntary Reporting Program: Weighing the Benefits of Participation," based on a recent audio conference, expert speakers explore the role of CMS’ Physician Voluntary Reporting Program (PVRP) in the context of healthcare’s pay-for-performance environment. Highlighting industry trends and directions, they tap into their own experiences to explain how physician groups can use this and other programs to enhance their organization's performance and improve patient outcomes while still preserving the bottom line.

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