HealthLeaders Media Health Plan Insider - January 19, 2011 | Insurers Brace for Costly Changes from Healthcare Reform View as a Webpage | Subscribe for Free
Insurers Brace for Costly Changes from Healthcare Reform
Jeff Elliott, HealthLeaders Media

Over the next eight months, some of the industry's brightest minds will expand on the predetermined 10 categories—including prescriptions, emergency care, rehabilitation, chronic disease management, and preventative services—originally outlined in the Affordable Care Act. Health plans are likely to be unsettled about the potential outcome, which could tighten restrictions on premium increases.[Read More]
cora nucci
  January 19, 2011

Editor's Picks
How Hospitals Can Recoup Revenue on Resident-rendered Services
Private insurance companies benefit financially from Medicare billing regulations without contributing to the expense of graduate medical education, but billing private insurers might be the answer, researchers suggest. [Read More]
CHS Moves to Populate Tenet Board with Takeover Supporters
Community Health Systems says it will back 10 nominees for the Tenet Healthcare board of directors in an attempt to oust the current board, which in December rejected Community Health's $3.3 billion unsolicited takeover offer. [Read More]
Healthcare Payers, Providers Partner on Claims Processing
Payers and providers are finding that it benefits both to streamline what often has been a contentious element of the business of healthcare. [Read More]
Rounds: Cardiac Care Leadership for Improved Alignment and Outcomes
Medical specialties are tied back to hospitals and health systems like never before; nowhere are the resulting alignment challenges more acute than in the cardiac service line, where independent practices find themselves seeking the financial shelter of integration. Join us on February 15 live from Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital and share in the lessons from executives at leading national cardiac service lines and medical groups on shared governance, clinical integration, and physician alignment. [Read More]
Webcast: Proven Strategies to Market Women's Services
Women are a vital audience to reach—is your marketing cutting it? As the primary healthcare decision-makers and the key to unlocking additional service audiences, you need up-to-date, effective marketing strategies to win women’s loyalty—thus, business—and expand your market share. Join HealthLeaders Media on January 31, at 1 p.m. (EST) for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, and learn from women’s health marketing experts. [Read More]

Managed Care Headlines
Ultimate GOP aim is a slimmer health plan
The Boston Globe, January 19, 2011

Medicare's policy on therapy comes under attack
Tribune Newspapers, January 19, 2011

MN doctors ask for delay in Medica ratings
Minneapolis Star-Tribune, January 19, 2011

Court to decide if CA can cut payments to Medi-Cal providers
Los Angeles Times, January 19, 2011

State Farm, FL doctors, slug it out in court
South Florida Business Journal, January 19, 2011

How Hospitals Can Recoup Revenue on Resident-rendered Services
HealthLeaders Media, January 18, 2011

Sponsored Headlines
Forrester Whitepaper: CMO's Must Connect the Dots of the Online Brand: Digital has been widely embraced by consumers and by many parts of the enterprise. But the adoption of digital channels—Web sites, mobile apps, online sales and customer service, and other smart touches—has often occurred in a piecemeal way. This has resulted in three potential mishaps.

Openness: The Basis for a Sound Unified Communications Strategy: The vast majority of customer environments are mixed environments. In this IBM® podcast you'll hear how an open approach provides you with choice. So instead of ripping out a perfectly good infrastructure, you can integrate what you've already invested in and create additional business value.

AMA Webcast: The Online Customer Experience—Make it Exceptional: IBM has defined a forward-looking vision for how organizations will turn today's customer experiences into exceptional experiences that drive business results. Join us on September 21 to hear Kristen Lauria, Vice President of Marketing & Channels at IBM, talk about this vision and introduce two innovative clients who are achieving results today by bringing together the right combination of capabilities online.

Your world, your way: the IBM WebSphere: For a business to stay competitive, it needs to be more productive and respond quicker to business opportunities. Watch this demo to see how IBM® WebSphere® Portal software enables you to connect your users with the right people, applications, and information—to drive business efficiency and success.

IBM WebSphere Portal for insurance demo: With so many insurance companies to choose from, how can you stand out from the rest? Watch this demo to see how one insurance company did just that. By using IBM® WebSphere® Portal and related Lotus® software, their customers can now learn about products, file claims and much more; while their agents have access to the tools and resources they need.

Stay Connected to Health Plan Insider
To help us ensure future delivery of Health Plan Insider, please add our "From" address——to your address book or e-mail whitelist.
From HealthLeaders Magazine
Healthcare Reform Spawns Daunting Regulations

The volume of new regulations required by healthcare reform legislation is daunting, but what has healthcare leaders especially concerned are the particulars, which are still under development. [Read More]
Sponsor Health Plan Insider

Contact Paul Mattioli, Sr. Director of Sales, at or call 800.639.7477.

Resources From HCPro

Learn how increased collaboration between providers and managed care payers has the potential to reduce costs, improve processes, and enhance patient care.
Discover how to integrate wellness into your DM programs.
Read about practical strategies for maximizing the effectiveness of health and disease management programs.
Learn how to educate and engage members.

Audio Feature
Will DOJ Quash Insurers' Most Favored Nation Clauses?

A recent Department of Justice lawsuit threatens the "most favored nation" clauses common to many insurer contracts with healthcare providers. Attorney Dale Grimes of Bass, Berry & Sims discusses the potential upheaval associated with this contracting mainstay. [Sponsored by Emdeon] [Listen Now]
MAGAZINE   |   NEWS   |   TERMS OF SERVICE   |   PRIVACY POLICY © 2011 HealthLeaders Media
If you prefer not to receive this email newsletter, you can unsubscribe here
Health Plan Insider © 2011 HCPro, Inc.
200 Hoods Lane
Marblehead, MA 01945