Healthcare Buyer's Connection, Vol. V, No. 18, 9/15/2006


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Healthcare Intelligence Network
Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume V, No. 18
September 15, 2006
Table of Contents

1.) Company Profiles

  • Badmus Immigration Law Firm
  • Expedite
  • Healthcare Employment Screening
  • CryptoHeaven

2.) The Open Enrollment Experience: Perspectives from Health Plans and Consumers
3.) Milliman Sees Lowest Health Insurance Rates In Seven Years
4.) Benefits Open Enrollment: What Consumers Want
5.) Recommended Reading: Consumer-Driven Health Care: Implications for Providers, Payers, and Policy-Makers

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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.) Badmus Immigration Law Firm, P.C., Dallas TX

Due to the shortage of Americans needed to fill many health care positions, the healthcare industry has to consider the hire of foreign nationals with the skills needed to fill these positions -- global hiring.

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



Expedite, Manasquan, NJ

Target your sales, marketing and research efforts with Expedite, the Information Toolkit for Sellers of Technology to Healthcare -- the most useful, comprehensive, national service that exclusively covers the rapidly expanding integrated healthcare delivery system and managed care organization universe.

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



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Healthcare Employment Screening, Tulsa OK

Complete nationwide pre-employment information to the healthcare industry - Criminal records, OIG Sanctions, Licensure, Driver records, WC, References, SSN/TRAC reports, Credit--Order and receive reports online or toll-free fax. No software or setup/monthly fees required.

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



CryptoHeaven

Send and receive secure email. Backup, store and share files online securely. Chat and exchange secure instant messages, create secure message boards. Share document folders through easy to use interface.

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



2.) The Open Enrollment Experience: Perspectives from Health Plans and Consumers

Open enrollment is the once-a-year opportunity for employees to review, elect and change their health insurance coverage as well as adjust contributions to the savings, retirement and flexible spending options their employers offer. Changes requested during open enrollment are generally binding for the entire plan year unless a significant life change such as marriage, birth, adoption or spouse's loss of benefits occurs. Consequently, decisions made during this period carry significant financial weight. To support employees during this critical process and boost enrollment, employers and health plans go to great lengths to communicate the deadlines, conditions and impact of open enrollment to their populations. In its January 2006 online survey, the Healthcare Intelligence Network asked health plans and consumers to report on their open enrollment experience and suggest refinements to the process.

Register to download this white paper today at:
http://www.hin.com/library/registeroee.html



3.) Milliman Sees Lowest Health Insurance Rates In Seven Years

Health maintenance organization (HMO) rates will increase 9.7 percent and preferred provider organization (PPO) rates will jump 10.7 percent for 2007, according to Millimanís 2006 Group Health Insurance Survey.

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



4.) 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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5.) Recommended Reading: 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 careís 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.

For more information, please visit:
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