Healthcare Buyer's Connection, Vol. V, No. 17, 9/1/2006

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Healthcare Intelligence Network
Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume V, No. 17
September 1, 2006
Table of Contents

1.) Company Profiles

  • Home Healthcare Laboratory
  • HazSoft, LLC
  • Beacon Partners
2.) Claim Settlement
3.) PacAdvantage Will Cease Operations At End Of Year
4.) Health Plan Open Enrollment: Strategies to Improve Results
5.) Recommended Reading: Benefits Open Enrollment: What Consumers Want

Sponsored by: Healthcare Trends and Forecasts 2007

Healthcare Trends and Forecasts 2007, a September 27, 2006 audio conference, will examine what trends will continue to impact the healthcare industry in 2007.

During this 60-minute audio conference, Dr. Peter Kongstvedt, a partner in the health and managed care consulting services division of Accenture, will delve into the trends that are shaping today's healthcare industry. Dr. Kongstvedt will draw on his 12 years consulting experience and almost 20 years of experience at the senior-most levels of health plans to provide inside information on healthcare trends likely to impact the industry in 2007.

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1.) 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.

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HazSoft, LLC, Midland TX

HazSoft provides superior delivery, management and distribution of MSDS's via the Internet, Corporate Intranet or client-server/single-user system.

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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 Clients include Integrated Delivery Networks, hospitals, managed care organizations, and physician group practices.

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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).

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3.) PacAdvantage Will Cease Operations At End Of Year

Pacific Health Advantage (PacAdvantage) will discontinue offering pooled health insurance coverage to 6,200 small businesses in California, effective at the end of the year.

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4.) Health Plan Open Enrollment: Strategies to Improve Results

Health Plan Open Enrollment: Strategies to Improve Results, a May 24, 2006 audio conference on CD-ROM, looks at what can make for a successful health plan open enrollment season with plenty of time to implement these practices by next season.

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5.) Recommended Reading: Benefits Open Enrollment: What Consumers Want

Benefits Open Enrollment: What Consumers Want is a detailed analysis of the consumer response to the Healthcare Intelligence Network's January 2006 online survey on the open enrollment experience. This eight-page analysis is an essential resource for health plans and employers evaluating their current enrollment efforts or planning their next initiative.

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