Healthcare Buyer's Connection, Vol. V, No. 20, 10/13/2006


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Healthcare Intelligence Network
Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume V, No. 20
October 13, 2006
Table of Contents

1.) Company Profiles

  • Home Healthcare Laboratory
  • Prism Health Networks
  • Theta Reports
  • Proginet

2.) The Open Enrollment Experience: Perspectives from Health Plans and Consumers
3.) CMS Demonstration Program Adds New Twist On P4P
4.) Pay-for-Performance: Incentives, Models, Measures and Perspectives
5.) Recommended Reading: Pay for Performance: Raising the Bar on Quality, Efficiency and Results

Sponsored by: Medicaid Disease Management: Program Design, Features and Results

Medicaid Disease Management: Program Design, Features and Results, an October 25, 2006 audio conference, will provide an in-depth look at how disease management program design and features can be structured to identify and engage Medicaid patients in need of care management.

During this 90-minute audio conference, Dr. Philip Bonaparte, chief medical officer, Horizon NJ Health, David Hunsaker, president of public programs, APS Healthcare and Elizabeth Reardon, managed care director, Vermont Health Access, will examine what strategies are most effective in identifying and engaging Medicaid patients into disease management programs to produce measurable returns.

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1.) Home Healthcare Laboratory

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



Prism Health Networks

Prism Health Networks is a managed care organization that is a leader in the development of networks for the delivery of Complementary Alternative Medical Services, Utilization Management, claims and quality assurance.

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



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Theta Reports

Off the shelf market research reports for the healthcare industry covering devices, diagnostics, biotech and pharmaceutical markets. Reports contain market size market share, technology, projections and company profiles.

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



Proginet

CyberFUSION-HIPAA for the healthcare industry is fully compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and all regulations and guidelines for the security and use of the Internet to transmit HCFA Privacy Act-protected information. CyberFUSION-HIPAA enables the secure, reliable and cost-effective transfer of administrative, financial and other related data over the Internet.

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



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.

Learn more in this white paper available for download at:
http://www.hin.com/library/registeroee.html



3.) CMS Demonstration Program Adds New Twist On P4P

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began a three-year demonstration program to examine whether allowing hospitals to provide financial incentives for physicians to support better care can improve patient outcomes without increasing costs.

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



4.) Pay-for-Performance: Incentives, Models, Measures and Perspectives

Pay-for-Performance: Incentives, Models, Measures and Perspectives contains inside information developed by our team in connection with reporting on the subject for The Executive Report on Managed Care and from briefings by early adopter experts, executives, and physician leaders.

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5.) Recommended Reading: Pay for Performance: Raising the Bar on Quality, Efficiency and Results

In Pay for Performance: Raising the Bar on Quality, Efficiency and Results, 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.

For more information, please visit:
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