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March 1, 2013America's Health Insurance Plans

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  • Hawaii tops Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index for 4th year
    The annual Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index released Wednesday ranks Hawaii as No. 1 for the fourth year in a row and West Virginia last. States were rated on overall well-being, physical health, job satisfaction and other criteria. Data showed 60% of Hawaii residents surveyed said they were thriving, compared with 45% of people in West Virginia. USA Today (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Providers & Suppliers 
  • Report finds declining number of black M.D.s
    A report by the Association of American Medical Colleges revealed only 2.5% of male medical student applicants in 2011 were blacks, a slight decrease from 2002. Researchers also found the number of new male doctors who were black decreased to 2.4% in 2011, despite a 3% increase in the number of black male medical school graduates in the last decade. American Medical News (free content) (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Medical Update 
  • Patients' costs for ED care vary widely
    U.S. researchers looked at more than 8,000 emergency department visits and found that of the 10 most common conditions, urinary tract infections had the greatest range of out-of-pocket patient charges, from $50 to as much as $73,000, followed by kidney stones and intestinal infections. The findings appear journal PLoS One. News (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Emerging Trends 
  • FDA OKs device to train surgeons in spine procedures
    Surgical Theater has received FDA approval for its patented Selman Surgery Rehearsal Platform. The technology, which is designed to provide a pre-surgery rehearsal for doctors in spine and cerebral surgery, produces 3D models of scanned medical images that portray the interaction between surgical tools and tissue. (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health Insurance Plan Company News 
  Vendor Company News 
  Pharma News 
  • Once-monthly Abilify gains FDA nod
    The FDA has granted Otsuka Holdings and H. Lundbeck approval for Abilify Maintena, a once-a-month injection for patients with schizophrenia. The drug was associated with significant delays in relapse compared with placebo, the company said. Bloomberg Businessweek (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Watch 
  AHIP News 
  • AHIP now offers IT-focused health insurance education
    With health care reform implementation, payers and providers are looking at IT as a strategic partner. The need for IT professionals with health insurance knowledge has never been greater. AHIP offers a program that educates IT professionals of all levels about health insurance. The curriculum includes two professional designations, webinars, workshops, online courses and more. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • The AHIP Select Program
    Laying the groundwork to implement health care reform at your organization involves finding and working with organizations that can support your efforts. From complex data analysis to information technology solutions, AHIP Select Program Members specialize in providing products and services for the health care industry. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Webinar: The Privacy Mega Reg
    HHS issued a “Mega Reg” that addresses numerous aspects of patient privacy. The new rule will strengthen the privacy and security protection for individuals' health information in an ever expanding digital age. Join us from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET on March 21 when legal experts will dissect the changes, provide analysis and present experienced commentary. Learn more and register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Vice President-Management and PerformanceUnited Health GroupNationwide, United States
Senior Director, Product Innovation and Development Cleveland Clinic Lyndhurst CampusCleveland, OH
Medicare Product ManagerRegence Portland, OR
Vice President, Network Development and Provider RelationsLouisiana Health Cooperative, Inc.New Orleans, LA
Vice President Member GroupLouisiana Health Cooperative, Inc.New Orleans, LA
Manager, Payor RelationsThe joint CommissionOakbrook Terrace, IL
Associate Medical DirectorUCareMinneapolis, MN
Integrated Market Medical ExecutiveKindred HealthcareLas Vegas, NV
Vice President, Provider Relations & CredentialingConfidentialWyomissing, PA
Vice President, Health Plan OperationsSatellite Health Plan, Inc.San Jose, CA
Chief Executive OfficerLouisiana Health Cooperative, Inc.New Orleans, LA
Vice President, Clinical Care IntegrationLouisiana Health Cooperative, Inc.New Orleans, LA
Vice President and Chief Financial OfficerLouisiana Health Cooperative Inc. (LAHC)Metarie, LA
Vice President, Operations & Information TechnologyLouisiana Health Cooperative, Inc.New Orleans, LA
CAQH Managing Director, Finance and AdministrationCouncil for Affordable Quality HealthcareWashington, DC
Director of Product Management, UPDCouncil for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH)Washington, DC
CAQH CORE Manager, Education, Outreach and Participant RelationsCouncil for Affordable Quality HealthcareWashington, DC
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