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In this audioconference you will learn about the fastest-growing, most transparent and valid measurement tool anywhere. Just introduced in 2008, there are almost four dozen health plans, employers and states using it already.

Why? Partly because it is free of charge. You will receive all the necessary tools as part of this audioconference - at no additional cost. And then, in the words of co-presenter Al Lewis, who can be googled as having invented disease management, you can measure outcomes "using ingredients you already have in your kitchen."

But mostly this methodology has become popular because it is more valid than pre-post. It answers some incredibly basic questions which you -- yes, you -- have no idea about. For instance, you've probably undertaken multiple initiatives to manage heart disease to reduce heart attacks...and yet you have no clue what your heart attack rate is, whether it is high or low relative to peers, and whether the rate (along with related events, like angina attacks) has declined since you initiated these programs. The same is true for asthma attacks, CHF fluid overload etc.

Further, you have no idea how much those adverse event rates must decline in order to earn a return on your investment.

    How can you manage something if you don't have goals and if you can't measure success? This audioconference will answer all those questions, provide benchmarkable data from many payors and show you the surprising results of valid measurement from two organizations widely recognized for their disease management:

    • Harvard-Pilgrim -- #1 in the country overall according to JD Power, and also #1 in disease management outcomes according to the Disease Management Purchasing Consortium
    • Among state and local groups, the City of Savannah is a leader, having won the highest national disease management award for its own programs.

    Most importantly, this seminar will provide all the tools you need to measure your own outcomes validly yourselves. You can say goodbye to high-priced actuarial consultants, one of whom acknowledged to the New York Times that their methodologies were "a step above voodoo."

    And say hello to valid, transparent, and intuitive measurement for all of your care management initiatives, along with some ideas from best-in-class payors on how to improve them.


    It is a live event that includes session handouts, an interactive question and answer period, and access for an unlimited number of participants at each call-in site. However, only one site can be offered per registration. It is impermissible for an organization to purchase one registration and to operate multiple sites through an internal telephone system. During the live Audioconference participants will be able to ask questions and make comments. The Audioconference faculty has agreed to take follow-up questions via email. Audioconferences are simple, accessible, cost effective and reach a broad audience locally.


    HR Executives, medical directors, benefits managers, CFOs, actuaries, report-writers, report readers, care management procurement specialists, benefits consultants, and others interested in learning whether care management money is being spent wisely.


    All Faculty Materials will be Posted on the Disease Management Audioconference website:
    www.DMAudioconferences.com/dmaudio20091203 in downloadable PDF Formats.

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