Healthcare Buyer's Connection, Vol. V, No. 25, 12/29/2006


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Healthcare Intelligence Network
Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume V, No. 25
December 29, 2006
Table of Contents

1.) Company Profiles

  • The Healthcare Group at Zurich US
  • Stadtlanders
  • Coppock & Associates
  • Metsch & Metsch, PA

2.) Healthcare e-Marketing: How Healthcare Organizations Tap the Power of the Internet to Boost Business
3.) TIPAAA’s Holloway Pushing For E-Tools For Members
4.) 2006 Survey on Initiatives in eHealth Report
5.) Recommended Reading: The Doctor Is Online: Moving Toward Physician-Patient e-Visits

Sponsored by: CMS' Physician Voluntary Reporting Program: Preparing for the Feedback and 2007 Updates

Physicians who report on quality measures will be eligible for a 1.5 percent incentive payment beginning in July 2007, as a result of legislation just enacted by Congress, this fulfilling industry experts' predictions that CMS' physician voluntary reporting program (PVRP) would shortly be tied to physician reimbursement. Physicians already sharing this data with CMS began receiving feedback on their results this month. To help physicians weigh the benefits of participation, industry thought leaders will examine the expected impact of these incentives, share lessons learned on participating in the PVRP, suggest how to incorporate PVRP results into an overall QI program and look at what else 2007 will bring for PVRP during "CMS' Physician Voluntary Reporting Program: Preparing for the Feedback and 2007 Updates," a January 9, 2007 audio conference.

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1.) The Healthcare Group at Zurich US

Zurich U.S. is a member of the worldwide Zurich Financial Services Group and is rated A+(Superior) by A.M. Best Company.

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Stadtlanders

Stadtlanders provides specialty pharmaceutical care for HIV/AIDS, infertility, organ transplants and neurology needs.

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Coppock & Associates

Healthcare management consulting for acute care and physician practices. Areas of expertise include document imaging, cash acceleration, revenue cycle process design, charge master/compliance reviews, reimbursement and contract management.

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Metsch & Metsch, PA

Transactional attorney specializing in representing HHA's, DME's, pharmacies, ALFs, CORFs and Nursing Homes.

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2.) Healthcare e-Marketing: How Healthcare Organizations Tap the Power of the Internet to Boost Business

Faced with consumers who are more knowledgeable and discriminating about benefits, healthcare organizations are intensifying marketing efforts to lure new clients and members and sustain a competitive advantage. And with more than 70 percent of America online, an Internet presence is an essential component of today’s marketing strategies. E-mail, web sites, blogs, search engine optimization and online databases and directories are just a few e-tools that have clicked with healthcare marketeers. However, some organizations are further along this e-path than others.

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3.) TIPAAA’s Holloway Pushing For E-Tools For Members

Leadership and computers are at the top of Albert Holloway’s list as 2007 draws closer.

President and CEO of Kansas City, Mo-based, The IPA Association of America (TIPAAA), Holloway, 63, continues his push to upgrade the services of TIPAAA’s 700 members, representing 332,000 physicians in 39 states, as well as one in South Africa.

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4.) 2006 Survey on Initiatives in eHealth Report

2006 Survey on Initiatives in eHealth Report looks at the industry's online technologies current state, gathering over 267 responses from leading industrial professionals, capturing critical insights, investments and feedback on where healthcare organizations plan to take their online initiatives in the future. The study also features an overview comparison from the 2005 study, providing a holistic view of where healthcare and online technologies are advancing and falling behind.

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5.) Recommended Reading: The Doctor Is Online: Moving Toward Physician-Patient e-Visits

The Doctor Is Online: Moving Toward Physician-Patient e-Visits describes lessons learned from early adoptors, the technology necessary to support e-visits and the steps required to implement an effective e-visit program.

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