Healthcare Market Reporter 2002

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Organized By Month

January 2002, First Issue
January 2002, Second Issue
February 2002, First Issue
February 2002, Second Issue
March 2002, First Issue
April 2002, Second Issue
June 2002, First Issue
June 2002, Second Issue
August 2002, First Issue
August 2002, Second Issue
September 2002, First Issue
October 2002, First Issue
November 2002, Second Issue
December 2002, First Issue

Organized Alphabetically By Company

Accredo Health Incorporated and Gentiva Health Services Inc., March 2002, First Issue
ACS - OASYS Acquisition Completed, April 2002, First Issue
Advanced Healthcare Technologies and TouchVision, December 2002, Second Issue
All Saints Health System and Baylor Health Care System, February 2002, First Issue
Almost Family Inc. and Medlink of Ohio, August 2002, First Issue
AMERIGROUP Texas Inc. and MethodistCare, March 2002, First Issue
AMERIGROUP Corporation and Capital Community Health Plan, August 2002, First Issue
AMERIGROUP and PHP Holdings, December 2002, Second Issue
APS Healthcare, Bethesda Inc. and Integra Inc., August 2002, Second Issue
Ardent Health Services and Samaritan Hospital, January 2002, First Issue
Boston Scientific Corporation and BEI Medical Systems Company, August 2002, First Issue
Camtronics Medical Systems and VMI Medical, December 2002, First Issue
Cardinal Health Inc. and LePore & Associates Inc., June 2002, First Issue
Cardinal Health and Syncor International Corporation, December 2002, First Issue
Cemara Inc. and Benefits Assistance Inc., January 2002, First Issue
Claim Services Resource Group Inc. and Perot Systems Corporation, February 2002, First Issue
Clarent Hospital Corporation and Midland (Texas) Memorial Healthcare System, January 2002, First Issue
Clarent Hospital Corporation, March 2002, First Issue
Clarent Hospital Corporation and San Jacinto Methodist Hospital, January 2002, Second Issue
Clarent Hospital Corporation and Health Management Associates, February 2002, First Issue
CNS Clinical Trials and ClinSearch Inc., August 2002, Second Issue
Coventry Health Care and Mid-America Health Partners, October 2002, First Issue
Critical Home Care and Ocean Breeze Infusion Care, November 2002, Second Issue
Encore Medical Corporation and Chattanooga Group Inc., January 2002, First Issue
Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. and BML Pharmaceuticals, August 2002, Second Issue
Endocare Inc. and U.S. Medical Development, September 2002, First Issue
Express Scripts Inc. and Phoenix Marketing Group Inc., January 2002, Second Issue
Express Scripts and National Prescription Administrators Inc., March 2002, First Issue
First Health and Healthcare Value Management, June 2002, First Issue
GE Medical Systems and Instrumentarium Corporation, December 2002, Second Issue
GENEX Services Inc. and Resource Opportunities Inc., February 2002, First Issue
Genesis Health Ventures Inc. and NCS HealthCare Inc., August 2002, Second Issue
HCA and Northern Virginia Community Hospital, June 2002, Second Issue
HCA's $1.5 Billion Health Midwest Acquisition "Perfect Fit" For Company Strategy, November 2002, First Issue
Health Management Associates Inc. and East Point Hospital, January 2002, First Issue
HealthMarket Inc. and American Travelers Assurance Company, April 2002, Second Issue
HealthTronics Surgical Services Inc. and Litho Group Inc., January 2002, Second Issue
HireCheck and Employee Health Program, November 2002, Second Issue
H. Lundbeck A/S and Synaptic Pharmaceutical Corporation, December 2002, First Issue
Hooper Holmes Inc. and Medicals Direct Group, August 2002, First Issue
Hooper Holmes Inc. and Medicals Direct Group, September 2002, First Issue
Hooper Holmes and D&D Associates, December 2002, First Issue
Horizon Healthcare Insurance Company of New York and Anthem Health & Life Insurance Company of New York, February 2002, Second Issue
Horizon Healthcare Services and Health and Human Resource Center, December 2002, Second Issue
iBX Group Inc. and doctorwhoswho.com, August 2002, First Issue
IMPATH Inc. and Tamtron Corporation, February 2002, Second Issue
Iverness Medical Innovations Inc. and MedPointe Inc., September 2002, First Issue
King Pharmaceuticals and Meridian Medical Technologies, November 2002, Second Issue
Manor Care Inc., May 2002, First Issue
MED3000 Group and Child Health Management Services, March 2002, First Issue
Medifax EDI Inc., March 2002, First Issue
Navigant Consulting and The Hunter Group, October 2002, First Issue
Northwest Health System and UPMC Health System, January 2002, First Issue
Omnicare Inc., March 2002, First Issue
Opticare Health Systems Inc. and Optometric Eye Care Center, September 2002, First Issue
Option Care Inc. and Healix Health Services Inc., January 2002, First Issue
Option Care Inc. and American HomePatient's, February 2002, First Issue
Parma Community General Hospital and Deaconess Family House, August 2002, First Issue
Pediatrix Medical Group Inc., April 2002, Second Issue
Province Healthcare Company and Lakewood Medical Center, January 2002, First Issue
Ovations Pharmaceuticals and Abbott Laboratories, September 2002, Second Issue
RTIN Holdings, MedEx Systems Inc., and Pegasus Pharmacy Inc., January 2002, Second Issue
Scribe Inc., January 2002, Second Issue
SEQUENOM and Axiom Biotechnologies, September 2002, Second Issue
SpectRx Inc. and Sterling Medivations Inc., February 2002, First Issue
SurgiCare Inc. and Aspen Healthcare, August 2002, First Issue
Team Health and L&S Medical Management Inc., February 2002, Second Issue
TEAM Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Andrx Laboratories Inc., September 2002, First Issue
The Thomson Corporation and Current Drugs Ltd., September 2002, Second Issue
U.S. HealthWorks Inc. and Gold Coast Medical Group, August 2002, Second Issue
UnitedHealth Group Acquisition Of AmeriChoice A Done Deal, October 2002, First Issue
VitalLabs and Bayshore Laboratories, September 2002, Second Issue
WellPoint Health Networks Inc. and MethodistCare, February 2002, Second Issue
WellPoint Health Networks Inc. and Methodist Health Care System, April 2002, Second Issue
WellPoint Health Networks and Golden West Dental & Vision, December 2002, Second Issue
W.P. Carey & Co. and Hologic, September 2002, Second Issue

Consumer-Driven

Jury Still Out On Consumer-Driven Health Plans, Survey Reveals, July 2002, Second Issue
Consumer-Driven Will Take Time To Incorporate, Says Healthcare Executive, July 2002, Second Issue
New IRS Guidelines May Help Spur Growth of Consumer-Driven Health Plans, July 2002, Second Issue
Soaring Healthcare Costs Fuel Interest In Consumer-Driven Plans, December 2002, First Issue

Contracts Awarded

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January 2002, First Issue
January 2002, Second Issue
February 2002, First Issue
February 2002, Second Issue
May 2002, First Issue
June 2002, First Issue
July 2002, Second Issue
September 2002, First Issue
September 2002, Second Issue
November 2002, First Issue
December 2002, Second Issue

Organized Alphabetically by Company

Aetna and Orange Park Medical Center, October 2002, First Issue
AllegianceHealthcare Corporation and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, January 2002, First Issue
AmeriNet and Camtronics Medical Systems, October 2002, First Issue
Ardent Health Services, CIGNA Corp. and Lovelace Health Systems, July 2002, Second Issue
Beech Street Corporation and Ohio State University Medical Center, February 2002, First Issue
Beech Street Corporation and University of Illinois Medical Center, May 2002, First Issue
Cardinal Health and Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, February 2002, First Issue
Cardinal Health Inc. and Boron, Lenore & Associates Inc., July 2002, Second Issue
Catholic Health East, February 2002, Second Issue
Catholic Healthcare West and Masterplan, February 2002, Second Issue
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, December 2002, Second Issue
Consumer Health Network and Emergency Medical Associates, February 2002, First Issue
Deaconess Billings Clinic and CardioNow, October 2002, First Issue
The Department of Veterans Affairs and Medline Industries Inc., January 2002, First Issue
East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare Systems and Axolotl Corp., September 2002, First Issue
EDS, January 2002, Second Issue
Employee Benefits Corp. and American Health Holding Inc., May 2002, First Issue
Fallon Community Health Plan and Molecular, December 2002, Second Issue
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Perot Systems Corporation, February 2002, First Issue
HealthAmerica Pennsylvania and Brownsville General Hospital, September 2002, Second Issue
Humana Inc., July 2002, First Issue
Humana Inc., July 2002, Second Issue
state of Indiana, November 2002, First Issue
Gannett Co., McDonald's Corp. and VitalSpring Technologies, October 2002, First Issue
GE Medical Systems and Selectia Inc., September 2002, First Issue
LifeCare Management Services, September 2002, Second Issue
Magellan Behavioral Health and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, June 2002, First Issue
Magellan Behavioral Health and Monsanto, September 2002, First Issue
MAGMA Services Inc. and Medical Group Management Association, July 2002, Second Issue
Manor Care Inc. and Genesis Health Ventures, September 2002, First Issue
Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital, October 2002, First Issue
Matria Healthcare Inc., July 2002, First Issue
Matria Healthcare Inc., July 2002, Second Issue
McKesson Automation and HealthTrust Purchasing Group, October 2002, First Issue
Netsmart Technologies Inc., Placer County Mental Health, and Imperial County Behavioral Health, September 2002, First Issue
PacifiCare Health Systems, September 2002, Second Issue
Premier Sourcing Partners and Heartland Information Services, September 2002
Robert Wood Johnson Univeristy Hospital and Sunrise Clinical Manager, December 2002, Second Issue
Sedgewick Claims Management Services Inc. and Preferred Works Inc., July 2002, Second Issue
Sierra Health Services and Systems Xcellence Inc., September 2002, First Issue
Southern Health Services and Sentara Mental Health Management, November 2002, First Issue
Texas Health and Human Services Commission and ACS, October 2002, First Issue
University of North Caroline Health Care Systems and Aetna U.S. Healthcare, January 2002, First Issue
UTMB HealthCare Systems and Magellan, June 2002, First Issue

Deals Undone

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and Children's National Medical Center, December 2002, Second Issue
HCA and Blue Cross of California, November 2002, First Issue

Disease Management

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January 2002, Second Issue
April 2002, Second Issue

Organized Alphabetically by Company

Aetna Inc. and LifeMasters Supported SelfCare, April 2002, Second Issue
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, January 2002, Second Issue
American Health Holdings Inc., May 2002, First Issue
Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield and RMS Disease Management Inc., January 2002, Second Issue
Humana Inc. and Accordant Health Services, January 2002, Second Issue
Matria Healthcare and Quovadx, March 2002, First Issue
The Medical Assistance Adminstration of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services and McKesson Health Solutions, April 2002, Second Issue
URAC/American Accreditation HealthCare Commission, January 2002, Second Issue
URAC Approves Disease Management Standards, May 2002, Second Issue
Weill Medical College of Cornell University and I-Trax Inc., February 2002, First Issue

Employer Issues

Employers Looking At Defined Contribution Health Plans as Benefit Solution, April 2002, Second Issue
Inefficient Health System Poses Health Benefit Planning Challenge, April 2002, Second Issue

Expansions

Gentiva Health Services Inc., January 2002, Second Issue

Finance Facts

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January 2002, Second Issue
February 2002, First Issue
February 2002, Second Issue
April 2002, First Issue

Organized Alphabetically by Company

Accordant Health Services Inc., February 2002, First Issue
First Coast Service Options, March 2002, First Issue
HCA, January 2002, Second Issue
HEALTHSOUTH Corporation, February 2002, Second Issue
IntelliCare Inc., February 2002, First Issue
Irving Levin Associates, February 2002, Second Issue
Oxford Health Plans, February 2002, First Issue
Nationwide Insurance, January 2002, Second Issue
Merck-Medco, March 2002, First Issue
Tenet Healthcare Corporation, April 2002, First Issue
UnitedHealth Group Inc., February 2002, First Issue
UnitedHealth Group, April 2002, First Issue

Financial News

Healthcare Integrated Services Inc., July 2002, First Issue
Healthcare Integrated Services Inc., July 2002, Second Issue
iPhysicanNet and Pan Joy Holdings, October 2002, First Issue

Healthcare News

CMS Launches First Marketing Campaign, May Run More, March 2002, Second Issue
VHA Returning $211 Million To Shareholder And Partner Organizations, May 2002, First Issue
AARP Joins Fight For Cheaper Drugs, May 2002, Second Issue
Humana Builds Both Commercial and Government Accounts, May 2002, Second Issue
BlueCross BlueShield of Hawaii Tries To Rein In Drug Costs, May 2002, Second Issue
Trend To Managed Care "Lite," Less Restrictive, Seen Adding To Costs, June 2002, First Issue
More Healthcare System Changes Needed, Says AAHP, June 2002, First Issue
Still Too Early To Evaluate The Impact of Defined Contributions Plans, June 2002, First Issue
Beverly Ordered to Open Headquarters to Government, June 2002, Second Issue
First Health Corp. Enters Into Largest Contract Ever, June 2002, Second Issue
Seniors Bear The Brunt Of Rising Drug Prices, Survey Finds, July 2002, First Issue
Fallon Community Health Plan Branches Out Into Tiered HMOs, July 2002, First Issue
Outcomes Management Model A Tool To Slash Healthcare Costs, Improve Patient Care, July 2002, Second Issue
Major Drug Companies Spend More On Advertising Than Research, Survey Reveals, August 2002, First Issue
Retail Pharmacy Prescriptions Total $164 Billion In 2002, September 2001, First Issue
Aetna Pursues "Profitable" Membership, September 2002, First Issue
WellPoint Not Happy With Consultant's Estimate of CareFirst Worth, September 2002, Second Issue
U.S. Healthcare Financial Incentives Still Flawed, Halvorson Says, October 2002, First Issue
Consolidations Seen Giving Hospitals More Negotiating Clout, November 2002, First Issue
California HMO Victim Of Silicon Valley Economic Downturn, CEO Says, November 2002, First Issue
Managed Care Has Not Improved Healthcare Quality, MCIC Opinion Survey Finds, November 2002, Second Issue
Sierra Sheds Unprofitable Accounts, Beefs Up Las Vegas Membership, November 2002, Second Issue
Humana Slashes 2,300 Jobs, Takes Pre-tax Charge, December 2002, First Issue
Aetna Buys Eckerd Health Services' Mail Order Facility, December 2002, Second Issue
UnitedHealth Sees Good Year Ahead For 2003, December 2002, Second Issue

HIPAA Regulations

HIPAA Program Driving Increase in Fraud and Abuse Detections, April 2002, Second Issue
HIPAA Survey Finds Industry Compliance Efforts Are Continuing, Albeit Slowly, June 2002, First Issue
Increasing Costs, HIPPA Top List Of Healthcare Business Concerns, Survey Reveals, July 2002, First Issue
Privacy Rule Finalized By HHS With Most Modifications Intact, Experts Say, September 2002, Second Issue

Hospital Update

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January 2002, Second Issue
February 2002, First Issue
February 2002, Second Issue
March 2002, First Issue

Organized Alphabetically by Company

Abbott Northwestern Hospital, January 2002, First Issue
Anne Arundel Medical Center, January 2002, First Issue
Cardiac Science Inc., January 2002, Second Issue
Children's Hospital of Boston and Medwave Inc., February 2002, Second Issue
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and Aetna Inc., January 2002, Second Issue
Exempla Healthcare, Fairfield Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital and CareScience Inc., February 2002, Frist Issue
Hamot Medical Center and Aetna, February 2002, First Issue
HealthSouth Corporation, January 2002, First Issue
Jackson Memorial Hospital, January 2002, Second Issue
MedCath Corporation, February 2002, First Issue
Medwave Inc., January 2002, Second Issue
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, January 2002, First Issue
New Jersey Hospital Association, March 2002, First Issue
North Mississippi Medical Center and cMore Medical Solutions, February 2002, Second Issue
Northside Hospital and Implant Sciences Corporation, MED-TEC Inc., February 2002, Second Issue
Saint Francis Hospital and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, January 2002, First Issue
Select Medical Corporation and Select Specialty Hospital, January 2002, First Issue
Shands Jacksonville Medical Center and Merge Technologies Incorporated, March 2002, First Issue
Strong Memorial Hospital and Wyndgate Technologies Inc., February 2002, First Issue
Washington Hospital Center, March 2002, First Issue

Innovative Programs/Plans

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August 2002, Second Issue

Organized Alphabetically by Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina and BluesEnroll One, August 2002, Second Issue
Floyd Medical Center, August 2002, Second Issue
Health and Human Services, August 2002, Second Issue
Humana Inc., January 2002, First Issue
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, January 2002, Second Issue

JCAHO News

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, June 2002, Second Issue

Legal Developments/Settlements/Report

Tenet Healthcare Agrees To Pay $55.8 Million to Settle Allegations, June 2002, Second Issue
Gentiva Health Services Inc., July 2002, First Issue
Caremark Rx Inc., August 2002, Second Issue
Aetna, United Healthcare Settle With New York Over Insurance Law Violations Spanning Seven Years, August 2002, Second Issue
Oxford Settle With The Securities And Exchange Commission Following 1997 Investigation, August 2002
HEALTHSOUTH Files To Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit, Spins Off Surgery Center, October 2002, Second Issue
CIGNA Agrees To Settle Class Action Lawsuit, Improve Business Practices, December 2002, First Issue
Lovelace Health Systems, December 2002, Second Issue

Legal Update

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January 2002, Second Issue

Organized Alphabetically by Company

Office of Inspector General, January 2002, Second Issue
Office of Inspector General, February 2002, First Issue
Blue Cross and Blue Shield United of Wisconsin, April 2002, First Issue

Managed Care Market News

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May 2002, Second Issue
June 2002, First Issue

Organized Alphabetically by Company

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, June 2002, First Issue
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri, May 2002, Second Issue
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wisconsin, June 2002, First Issue
ChoiceCare Network and Quest Diagnostics, June 2002, First Issue
CIGNA Dental, May 2002, Second Issue
CIGNA Dental BenefitPort, May 2002, Second Issue
Gentiva Health Services Inc., June 2002, First Issue
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, June 2002, First Issue
Humana Inc. and HealthPlan Services Inc., June 2002, First Issue
Physicians Practice Inc., June 2002, First Issue
Province Healthcare Company and Los Alamos Medical Center, June 2002, First Issue
SurgiCare Inc. and Aspen Healthcare, June 2002, First Issue

Market Partnerships

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February 2002, First Issue
June 2002, Second Issue
September 2002, First Issue
November 2002, First Issue

Organized Alphabetically by Company

Aetna and Tenet Healthcare, December 2002, First Issue
Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania and NaviMedix, June 2002, Second Issue
Carilion Health System, May 2002, First Issue
Currahee Health Benefits Solutions Inc. and WellMed Inc., June 2002, Second Issue
Duke University Health System and Aetna Inc., September 2002, First Issue
InterCare.com-dx and RX Card Inc., February 2002, First Issue
Medigroup Physicians Services and Lumenis, September 2002, Second Issue
Oxford Health Plan, Colonial Individual Practice Association and Colonial Cooperative Care, November 2002, First Issue
PRS Pharmacy Services and AmeriNet Inc., September 2002, First Issue
The Regence Group and BlueCross BlueShield of Michigan, November 2002, First Issue

Medicare/Medicaid Update

HHS Delays OPPS Rates, January 2002, Second Issue
State Children's Health Insurance Program, March 2002, First Issue
Legislation Could Change Medicare Payments, March 2002, Second Issue
CMS Eyeing 'Reasonable Cost' Principle For M+C, March 2002, First Issue
Medicare Reform To Play Big Role in the Coming Year, March 2002, First Issue
New Regulation Proposes Medicare Drug Discount Program, April 2002, First Issue
Pediatrix and State of Colorado Reach Settlement over Medicaid Overpayments, April 2002, Second Issue
Variety of Factors Contribute to M+C Decline, May 2002, Second Issue
New Forms Mean More Time For Patients, May 2002, Second Issue
UnitedHealth Group To Buy AmeriChoice, Combine Medicaid Business, June 2002, Second Issue
Hospital Profit Margins Increase Overall In 2001, But Problems Persist, June 2002, Second Issue
As Medicare's Financial Projections Remain The Same, Trustees Propose Changes, June 2002, Second Issue
House, Senate Lawmakers Unveil Medicare Drug Plans, June 2002, Second Issue
Medicare Drug Plan Better Than Nothing, But Not Enough, Consumer Groups Say, July 2002, First Issue
Medicare+Choice Withdrawals Fewer Than Expected For 2003, October 2002, Second Issue

Market Mergers

Anthem, Trigon Merger A Good Mesh, August 2002, Second Issue
Wellpoint, CareFirst Merger In Limbo Until Appraisal Complete, September 2002, First Issue
IMX Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Dialog and Azimuth Targeted Marketing, September 2002, Second Issue

MIS Update

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January 2002, First Issue
January 2002, Second Issue
February 2002, First Issue
February 2002, Second Issue
March 2002, First Issue

Organized Alphabetically by Company

Albert Einstein Healthcare Network and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, February 2002, Second Issue
Avega Health Systems and Health Care microsystems, January 2002, Second Issue
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp., March 2002, First Issue
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and TriZetto Group Inc., January 2002, Second Issue
Bon Secours Health System Inc. and Computer Sciences Corporation, February 2002, First Issue
CareTech Solutions Inc. and Yampa Valley Medical Center, February 2002, Second Issue
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and SNOMED International, February 2002, Second Issue
Cerner Corporation and Dynamic Healthcare Technologies Inc., January 2002, Second Issue
Cherokee Health Systems and Companion Technologies, January 2002, First Issue
Conquest Systems Inc., January 2002, Second Issue
Consorta Catholic Resource Partners and Zynx Health, January 2002, Second Issue
Healthlink Inc. and University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago, February 2002, First Issue
High Plains Rural Health Network and E-Ceptionist Inc., January 2002, First Issue
John T. Mather Memorial Hospital and Global Med Technologies, February 2002, Second Issue
LUMOS LLC and AdvanceMed Corporation, January 2002, First Issue
M-CARE and MEDecision, February 2002, Second Issue
MedUnite Inc. and VeriSign Inc., March 2002, First Issue
Missouri Rehabilitation Center and AUTROS Healthcare Solutions, January 2002, Second Issue
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, February 2002, First Issue
Partners HealthCare System and InterSystems Corporation, February 2002, First Issue
RxHub and Quovadx, February 2002, Second Issue
St. Luke's Episcopal Health System and Wyndgate Technologies, January 2002, First Issue
Solaris Health System and Landacorp Inc., January 2002, First Issue
The TriZetto Group Inc. and Premera Blue Cross, February 2002, Second Issue
Via Christi Health System and Landacorp Inc., February 2002, Second Issue
Yale New Haven Health Systems and elcom inc., February 2002, First Issue

Network Developments

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June 2002, First Issue
September 2002, First Issue
September 2002, Second Issue
October 2002, First Issue
December 2002, Second Issue

Organized Alphabetically by Company

Aetna and Banner Health System, August 2002, Second Issue
Aetna and Banner Health System, October 2002, First Issue
AMERIGROUP, December 2002, Second Issue
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut and Endocare Inc., September 2002, First Issue
Beech Street Corporation and North American Health Plans, June 2002, First Issue
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Entrust, September 2002, Second Issue
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Medical Scientists, October 2002, First Issue
Blue Shield of California, September 2002, First Issue
Blue Shield of California and Optum's NurseLine, September 2002, Second Issue
CIGNA Corporation and CIGNA Healthcare, June 2002, First Issue
First Health Group, December 2002, Second Issue
Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey, July 2002, Second Issue
Humana Inc. and NitroMed Inc., September 2002, First Issue
Humana Inc. and Evolution Health, September 2002, First Issue
Humana, October 2002, First Issue
Oxford Health Plans, October 2002, First Issue
PacifiCare of Colorado and Qmed, August 2002, Second Issue
ProHealth Care Inc. and IDX Systems Corporation, August 2002, Second Issue
Quest Diagnostics and Unilab Corporation, October 2002, First Issue
UCare Minnesota and UCare Tooth Care, August 2002, Second Issue
Tenet Healthcare Corp., September 2002, First Issue

People in the News

WellPoint Health Networks, April 2002, First Issue

New Partnerships

American Association of Health Plans, July 2002, Second Issue

New Products

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February 2002, Second Issue
April 2002, Second Issue
July 2002, First Issue
July 2002, Second Issue
August 2002, First Second Issue
December 2002, First Issue
December 2002, Second Issue

Organized Alphabetically by Company

Aetna's Global Benefits, April 2002, Second Issue
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, August 2002, First Issue
Allina Hospital and Clinics Community Pharmacies, July 2002, First Issue
Allina Hospital and Clinics Community Pharmacies, July 2002, Second Issue
Amersham Health, February 2002, First Issue
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, July 2002, First Issue
Beech Street Corporation, May 2002, First Issue
Beech Street Corporation, July 2002, Second Issue
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, July 2002, Second Issue
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, December 2002, Second Issue
CareScience Inc., February 2002, Second Issue
CIGNA HealthCare, May 2002, First Issue
CIGNA Vision Care Inc., April 2002, Second Issue
CIGNA, July 2002, Second Issue
Denver Health, February 2002, Second Issue
DxCG, December 2002, First Issue
ForHealth Technologies Inc., January 2002, Second Issue
Grady Memorial Hospital and RxFiles, March 2002, First Issue
The Leapfrog Group, February 2002, Second Issue
Health New England and HealthTrio, April 2002, Second Issue
Maine Bureau of Insurance and Aetna, December 2002, Second Issue
Mdchoice.com Inc., August 2002, First Issue
MedSolutions, March 2002, First Issue
National Committee on Quality Assurance, December 2002, First Issue
Premier Inc. and TrialLink, August 2002, Second Issue
Regency BlueShield, August 2002, First Issue
Smith & Nephew Inc., Endoscopy Division, January 2002, First Issue
Synertech and AMISYS LLC, February 2002, First Issue
Washington Business Group on Health, July 2002, Second 2002

Patient Safety

St. Joseph Health System and Zynx Health Incorporated, February 2002, First Issue
Less Prescription Errors With Electronic Tramsmissions, Survey Finds, May 2002, Second Issue

Plan Updates

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January 2002, Second Issue
January 2002, Second Issue
February 2002, First Issue
February 2002, Second Issue
March 2002, First Issue

Organized Alphabetically by Company

Aetna U.S. Healthcare, January 2002, First Issue
Aetna and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, March 2002, First Issue
Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield and Digene Corporation, January 2002, Second Issue
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California, March 2002, First Issue
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and American Healthways, January 2002, Second Issue
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, January 2002, First Issue
BlueCross and BlueShield of Rhode Island, February 2002, Second Issue
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina, January 2002, First Issue
Capital Blue Cross and Express Scripts, February 2002, First Issue
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Inc., June 2002, Second Issue
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, March 2002, First Issue
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, January 2002, First Issue
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, February 2002, First Issue
Humana Inc., February 2002, Second Issue
Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States and Northern Virginia, January 2002, Second Issue
Oxford Health Plans Inc., January 2002, Second Issue
Oxford Health Plans Inc., March 2002, First Issue
PacifiCare Health Systems and SimplyHealth, January 2002, First Issue
PacifiCare Health Systems Inc. and On-Line Inc., February 2002, Second Issue
Partners National Health Plan of North Carolina and O'Pin Systems, January 2002, First Issue
Providence Health Plans and Accordant Health Services, February 2002, Second Issue
Priority Health Managed Benefits of Grand Rapids and WellMed, February 2002, Second Issue
Regence BlueCross and BlueShield of Oregon, February 2002, Second Issue
Wellpoint Health Networks Inc. and Perot Systems Corporation, February 2002, First Issue

Quality Assurance

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January 2002, First Issue
January 2002, Second Issue
February 2002, Second Issue

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Joint Commission on Acrreditation of Healthcare Organizations, February 2002, Second Isue
National Committee for Quality Assurance, January 2002, First Issue
National Committee for Quality Assurance, January 2002, Second Issue
National Committee for Quality Assurance, February 2002, Second Issue
URAC/American Accreditation HealthCare Commission, January 2002, First Issue
URAC/American Accreditation HealthCare Commission, January 2002, Second Issue
URAC/American Accreditation HealthCare Commission, March 2002, First Issue

Quarterly Results

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January 2002, First Issue

Organized Alphabetically by Company

AdvancePCS Earnings Rise 300 Percent, February 2002, Second Issue
Aetna Reverses Downward Trend in First Quarter, April 2002, Second Issue
CIGNA's Net Income Falls Nearly One-Third, March 2002, First Issue
Integra Posts Loss, Blames Attacks' Impact, January 2002, First Issue
Magellan's Pre-Tax Earnings Lag for Quarter, Rise for Year, January 2002, Second Issue
Medwave's Sales Up, Losses Down, February 2002, First Issue
NDCHealth Posts Double-Digit Profits, January 2002, First Issue
UAH Posts Profits, January 2002, First Issue
WellPoint Has Strong First Quarter Performance, May 2002, First Issue

Reimbursement Update

M+C Capitation Rate to Shrink Next Year, February 2002, Second Issue
HHS Approves Expanded SCHIP Coverage in California, February 2002, Second Issue
Medicaid Loophole Tightens, February 2002, Second Issue

Regulatory Update

SEC Warns Against Use of 'Pro Forma' Financials, January 2002, First Issue

Software and Stuff

Community Health Plan of Washington, August 2002, First Issue

Strategic Alliances/Partnerships

Moses Cone Health Systems and Owens & Minor, January 2002, First Issue
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and GE Medical Systems, February 2002, Second Issue

System Updates

Unity Health and Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminstration, December 2002, Second Issue

Technology in Healthcare

Oxford's Web Strategy Stresses Transactions, March 2002, Second Issue
The Future of Web-Based Technology in Healthcare, March 2002, Second Issue
Technology Made an Inroad Among Practices Last Year, March 2002, Second Issue
Emerging Trends in e-Health Revealed In Report, Security Issues Still Paramount, April 2002, First Issue
Clinical Trial Database Available For Cancer Patients, May 2002, First Issue
NCQA Offers Free Interactive Tool That May Reduce Sick Days, May 2002, First Issue
Doctors Can Access Free Bioterrorism Advice Online With New Product, July 2002, First Issue
Managed Care Organizations Can't Afford To Ignore The Web, September 2002, Second Issue
Sutter Health To Invest $50 Million In New Technology, October 2002, First Issue
Aurora Health Care Invests In Automated Prescription Technology, November 2002, Second Issue

Trends in Healthcare

Recession, Atrocity To Shape Trends, Analysts Say, January 2002, First Issue
Healthcare Will Spend More on Outsourcing, January 2002, Second Issue
Healthcare Spending Grew Faster than GDP, Study Finds, February 2002, First Issue
Study: Stopping Mistakes, Upgrading Security Are 'In', February 2002, Second Issue
UnitedHealth Saw Profits Rise by Double Digits in 2001, February 2002, Second Issue
Healthcare Coverage Top Priority for Employees, April 2002, First Issue
Two Accrediting Bodies Form Joint Review Program, April 2002, First Issue
Marketing New Services: How Self Directed Healthcare Gaining a Foothold, April 2002, First Issue
AMGA Expands Database, April 2002, Second Issue
Reimbursement, Financial Stress Could Put Some Hospitals Out of Business, May 2002, First Issue
CIGNA Membership Flat, HMO and Medicare Income Lower, May 2002, First Issue
Hospital Spending Seen As Chief Culprit For Half Of Overall Healthcare Cost Increases, June 2002, First Issue
UnitedHealth Group Soars To First Place In Health Plans, August 2002, First Issue
Downward Hospital Capitation Rate Expected To Continue, August 2002, Second Issue
Tenet Healthcare Corporation Prepares For Baby Boomers, September 2002, First Issue
Kaiser Permanente To Spend Billions On Capital Projects Over Next Eleven Years, September 2002, Second Issue
Aetna Slashes More Jobs, Charges $58 Million Against Third Quarter Operating Results, October 2002, First Issue
Managed Care Organizations Cautioned To Beef Up Oversight In Enron's Wake, October 2002, Second Issue
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of North Carolina Faces Rough Road In Conversion Quest, November 2002, First Issue
CIGNA Reports Third Quarter Loss While Competitors Thrive, November 2002, Second Issue
Hard Times Ahead For Tenet Healthcare, December 2002, First Issue

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