Government Health IT, April 6, 2011
The Managed Care Executive Group, a national organization of U.S. senior health plan executives, met last week in Arizona to discuss the top issues that health plans face in 2011. The 22nd Annual Forum, lead by industry thought leaders such as David Brailer, MD, Thomas Main, Karen Bell, MD, Jeff Margolis and 14 other invited healthcare experts, focused heavily on the forward progression of healthcare retail, enabling innovation and technology, payment reform, and the rising role of consumers via social media and individual markets including Medicaid and Medicare. Each year The Managed Care Executive Group polls health plan executives and industry thought leaders across the country via surveys, webinars and other events to compile a list of issues impacting health insurance organizations. At their yearly forum the executives voted their "Top 10" issues.