Dec. 8, 2010

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Today's Featured Story

Health Reform Law Has Far-Reaching Impact on Compliance World

The health reform law has 32 sections on health care fraud and abuse and program integrity, and its impact on provider operations is starting to be felt... Read Full Story


Quote of the Day

If marketing begins for health reform’s Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan “and nothing comes of it, then it tells me there was little need for the federal risk pool. I think [federal regulators] set rates in the 23 states too high, and that’s the reason for the 20% decrease in premiums from 2010 to 2011.”

— Scott Bentley, an actuary for Milliman, Inc., told AIS’s Health Reform Week

Click here to read the AIS’s HEALTH REFORM WEEK article in which this quote appeared. (Free for HRW subscribers; $17 for non-subscribers).


Today's Datapoint

95%... of seniors who responded to a recent American Medical Assn. survey want Congress to act immediately to stop the payment reductions to Medicare physicians.

Click here to read the AIS’s HEALTH REFORM WEEK article in which this datapoint appeared. (Free for HRW subscribers; $17 for non-subscribers).


People on the Move

CVS Caremark appointed Hank Mullany president of CVS/pharmacy. Mullany was an executive vice president and president of Walmart North. As part of the corporate succession plan announced last May, Mullany will succeed Larry Merlo, who will replace Tom Ryan as CEO....Michael Meehan has joined health IT company Curaspan Health Group as the regional sales director for the Midwest. Meehan was a national health care sales representative at Sunnyside Design Group in Schaumburg, Ill.


Today's Featured Health Business Job Opening

Confidential Managed Healthcare Services Company
Vice President, Taxation
Northern New Jersey

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