NAMCP to Hold Spring Managed Care Forum at the Gaylord Palms Resort on April 14-15, 2011

Keynote to feature Jeffrey Kelman, CMO of Medicare for CMS on Healthcare Reform

Online PR News – 22-February-2011 – – Glen Allen, VA -- The National Association of Managed Care Physicians (NAMCP) announced that it will hold its 15th annual Spring Managed Care Forum on April 14-15 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The Spring Managed Care Forum provides medical directors, nurse case managers and administrators from purchasers, plans and providers, IPAs, PHOs and other integrated delivery systems with the appropriate tools, resources and knowledge to improve patient outcomes in Managed Care environments and global network systems. The Forum is a two-day, accredited educational and networking event. Each day of the Forum opens with a keynote session that addresses a global topic relevant to managed care.

The Agenda features the following keynotes with a focus on the latest changes and innovations in healthcare:

Quality Agenda and Healthcare Reform
- Jeffrey Kelman. MD, Chief Medical Officer, Medicare, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Prevention and Lifestyle Medicine: What's the Value Proposition for Managed Care
- Dexter Shurney, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Vanderbilt University & Medical Center

This year’s forum is moving to the beautiful Gaylord Palms. The agenda features four different tracks, including a Business track, a Health Management track, an Oncology track, and a Genomics/Biotech/Emerging Medical Technologies track. Attendees will have the opportunity to change between track sessions throughout the two days.

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The business sessions address issues and concerns relevant to the non-clinical side of medicine. Topics include healthcare reform, physician-hospital partnerships, forming an ACO and managing denials. The health management sessions address clinical and population health concerns in managed care. Since cancer is becoming a chronic illness, the oncology sessions will provide participants with appropriate education on issues such as survivorship, benefit design, pharmacoeconomics, palliative care and up to date treatment options. The genomics/biotech sessions address the issues surrounding genetic testing, biologic treatments, diagnostic concerns and more.

The Spring Managed Care Forum provides continuing education for physicians and nurses. Visit or call 804-527-1905 for more information.

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