Introducing AIS's Health Reform Week

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 General News
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Telling Savvy Business Leaders in Health Care What All of This Means to Them and What They Can Do About It

WASHINGTON, March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) is pleased to announce the launch of AIS's Health Reform Week, a hard-hitting print and e-newsletter designed to help health care managers identify the many pitfalls ahead and make the most of gigantic opportunities that will emerge shortly.

AIS's Health Reform Week will dig beneath the surface to highlight the implications of reform and steps business leaders can take to position their organizations for success. It will generate a vibrant flow of ideas between top consultants, attorneys and policy makers in health care and the managers of health insurers, hospitals and health systems, provider groups, pharmaceutical companies and other health care organizations. Visit http://www.aishealth.com/Products/NewsREF.html for publication information.

Among the dozens of enormous issues AIS's Health Reform Week will tackle:

-- For Insurers: The impact on the individual and small-group insurance markets; changes in benefit design, Medicare Advantage, Part D, the commercial-market, and pharmacy benefit ... with major changes impacting underwriting, insurance exchanges, new taxes and penalties, the expansion of Medicaid, mandated minimum medical loss ratios, limits on rescission, and much more.

-- For the Pharmaceutical Industry: Reducing and eventually closing the Part D "doughnut" hole, licensing for biosimilars, billions in drug-industry concessions, an increase in the Medicaid drug rebate percentage, and much more.

-- For Hospitals and Providers: No cost sharing for many major preventive care services, an expansion in Medicaid, new Accountable Care Organizations, bundled payments, an opt-out long-term care program, medical home development programs, and much more.

AIS has been serving the business, management and regulatory needs of business managers in health care for 25 years. Among its award-winning titles are the industry-leading Health Plan Week, Report on Medicare Compliance, Medicare Advantage News, Drug Benefit News, Specialty Pharmacy News, and Directory of Health Plans.

With this new reform weekly, AIS will continue providing the same reliable, insightful objective news reporting and business strategies it has been delivering to health business leaders since 1985.

Whether you manage a health plan, hospital, health system or other provider, pharmaceutical company or other health care entity, AIS's Health Reform Week's will give you a tremendous edge during the tumultuous days ahead. For newsletter details, go to http://www.aishealth.com/Products/NewsREF.html.

Contact: Jill Brown Managing editor, Health Reform Week Atlantic Information Services, Inc. 1100 17th Street, NW Suite 300 Washington, DC 20036 202-775-9008 ext. 3058 jbrown@aispub.com www.AISHealth.com

SOURCE Atlantic Information Services, Inc.


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