Healthcare Intelligence Network
Health Management Career Update
Vol. V, No. 21
November 17, 2006
Table of Contents
Sponsored by: Managing Transitions to Care for Medicare Patients to Avoid Costly Inpatient Admissions
Managing Transitions to Care for Medicare Patients to Avoid Costly Inpatient Admissions,, a November 30, 2006 audio conference, will examine how to predict which Medicare patients are most likely to experience problems that can lead to higher costs of care when care transitioning and what strategies are most effective in managing these transitions.
During this 90-minute audio conference, Danielle Butin, director of health services at Oxford Health Plans, a United Healthcare Company and Greg Lehman, PhD, president and chief executive officer, INSPIRIS, will describe how their organizations are coordinating the care of Medicare patients as they transition through the healthcare system to minimize costly episodes of care.For more information or to register, please visit:
1.) Chief Medical Officer, Houston, TX
Fast growing Venture Capital backed Radiology ehealth MSO is seeking a high energy, business oriented Chief Medical Officer who will be intensely focused on developing medical informatics linked to outcomes analysis with the final goal being improved quality and reduction of costs in radiology.For more information, please visit:
Director of Nursing, NM, UT, ID, OK, CO
Peak Medical Corporation Vision Statement Peak Medical Corporation ("Peak"), a Delaware corporation headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was founded in early 1998 and began operating on June 1 with eight active long-term care facilities and one independent/assisted campus under construction.For more information, please visit:
Quality Improvement Coordinator, Manchester, NH
The Quality Improvement Coordinator is a member of the center-based multidisciplinary team responsible for providing guidance, education and technical support to enable co-workers to achieve desired outcomes by continuously improving organizational and divisional processes.For more information, please visit:
2.) Situation Wanted: VP, Communications and Development
Longtime Ph.D. leader of health care business development firm, experienced analyst/problem solver, respected and prolific author/speaker on emerging health care market dynamics. I now seek a development position with major health care organization.For more information, please visit:
3.) Consumer-Driven Health Plans: Successful Implementations Methodologies Based on the Strategies of Early Adopters
A Consumer-Driven Health Plan is a powerful new strategy for offering products that address employers’ concerns with rising healthcare costs as well as consumers’ increasing demands for service, flexibility and access to health-related information. This strategy can also provide payers with a significant ROI as those constituents shift toward the consumer-focused model. But implementation of CDHP across the enterprise can be a complex challenge. In this paper, we describe the valuable experiences of early adopters — and the four business areas critical for implementation success.Learn more by downloading this white paper today at:
4.) CDHPs Save Money, But Effects On Quality Uncertain, According To RAND
Consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs) can reduce healthcare use and lower costs, but it is debatable whether these high-deductible plans can accomplish this without deterring consumers from seeking needed care, according to a study by the RAND Corporation.
"The evidence from early adopters of these plans and similar changes in health insurance shows that greater cost-sharing leads to reductions in healthcare use and expenditures," said economist Melinda Beeuwkes Buntin, co-director of the Bing Center for Health Economics at RAND and lead author of the study.For more information, please visit:
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5.) Tips and Strategies From Employers that Are Pioneering HSA- and HRA-Based Health Plans 35 Employer Case Studies in Consumer-Directed Care: Tips and Strategies From Employers That Are Pioneering HSA- and HRA-Based Health Plans is a compilation of stories from some of the first employers — large and small — to introduce an account-based plan to their employees.
Along with enrollment results, these profiles include detailed plan design information, such as: annual deductibles; HSA and HRA contributions; coinsurance; preventive care coverage, and out-of-pocket maximums. Based on interviews with the benefits consultants and human resources executives who developed the plans and educated employees about how they work, 35 Employer Case Studies in Consumer-Directed Care is designed to help you benefit from the lessons learned by many of the pioneers in the industry.For more information, please visit:
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