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New Research Examines Impact of Health Care Reform on Regional Health Plans
Date:2/11/2010

CLEVELAND, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Managed Care Executive Group (MCEG) and HTMS, with the help of Health Dialog, have jointly released a new report which examines strategic and operational priorities for 2010, as well as the potential impact of reform on regional health plans which composes the majority of the MCEG membership.  Keeping ahead of operational and technology issues and knowing what priorities to focus on can help executives to act now so that they are not at a competitive disadvantage when the winds of reform settle.

The new report highlighted five strategic issues viewed as critical or important to the health plans surveyed, including:

  • Overall cost of care
  • The Government's role in health care
  • Demand for improved data analytics
  • Increased collaboration with providers
  • Increased collaboration between health operations and IT

The survey, which was administered in the fall by MCEG and HTMS, and its results are intended to serve as both a benchmark to regional health plans and a basis for more detailed and specific discussion at the MCEG 2010 Annual Forum taking place March 21-24 in Fort Lauderdale.

"The recent national debate has focused more on what is wrong with healthcare than what can be done to make healthcare better," said Alan Abramson, the Chairman of MCEG.  "President Obama has cited accomplishments and unique changes that many smaller, more regional health plans have been able to accomplish -- and can do -- to uniquely impact the future of healthcare for the better.  This broad study of regional health plan priorities -- and the compilation of specific actions and activities that health plans can take to move healthcare forw
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