Stock options are an important form of executive compensation
Any bill paid on time means good news for an MCO, right? Not so fast. What if it wasn't paid properly? What if the provider or hospital facility was under- or overpaid? When processing medical claims, it pays-literally-for managed care organizations and providers to get it right the first time.
Evolving customer relationships is top of mind for drug companies
Consumers and providers need to work together to improve overall healthcare
All of the computer information technology in the world does no good if you don't have the discipline to act on what it's telling you to do. Not only does Kent Clapp, chairman, president and CEO of Medical Mutual of Ohio, apply this principle to running his own organization, he believes it's equally relevant to healthcare consumers.
Inflation might be hard to overcome, but coordinated care and home delivery could offset costs
There's an old fable about mortality where a man is granted one wish by a prophet. The man says, "I want to know where I'm going to die." Astounded, the prophet asks, "Why would you want to know that?" The man responds, "Because then, I'll never go there."
HMO industry is currently in a state of flux or transition
Americans support more regulation of healthcare