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State-Specific Directories:
Health Plan Payors - Providers Now on One CD-ROM in PDF

MANASQUAN, NJ -- All three leading directories of healthcare payors and providers for just a single state are now available on CD-ROM in PDF format with high-speed searching from the Managed Care Information Center (MCIC).

The state-specific "combo" includes contact information and other industry data from The National Directory of Managed Care Organizations, The National Directory of Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems and The National Directory of Physician Organizations.

"Now an executive does not need to buy directories for the whole country when they only want to know about the health and managed care landscape in one state," said Robert K. Jenkins, MCIC CEO.

The state directories on CD-ROM helps users connect the health "players" in a state - integrated healthcare delivery systems and their affiliates, managed care organizations, and physician organizations including IPAs and MSOs, Jenkins explained.

"It's the easiest way to quickly get to the information you've been looking for at the state level in one place," he said.

Great for cross-checking facts, the tool is meant to serve executives responsible for payor or provider relations, network development, or managed care contracting, Jenkins said.

Users can identify the managed care plans operating with a presence in a state, then quickly identify the integrated delivery networks there, then determine the physician organizations and spot relationships.

For example, Jenkins said, with the module on integrated healthcare delivery systems, users can find all a system's affiliated health organizations such as home care or ambulatory care programs and get the numbers of physicians that are part of the system.

Besides using the directories to get current contact names, users can also determine the size of the health plan, the plan's service area, often down to the county level, and the names of the individuals that they need to be in touch with.

"This tool is a big worksaver," said Jenkins. "It helps put the pieces together because a user can immediately spot who's dominating the market."

A user can see the number of hospitals and physicians in a health plan's network, check that against the number of physicians in the integrated healthcare delivery networks' (IHDN) and the number of health providers affiliated with the IHDN.

A high-speed search feature on the CD-ROM helps find a managed care plan in seconds.

This state-specific directory covers all aspects of the payor - provider universe, Jenkins explained. Users can work with just the slices of health and managed care market information they need and quickly uncover the connections between physician organizations, managed care plans and the hospitals in an IHDN.

The CD-ROM with all three state-specific modules of these leading tools in PDF in a searchable, printable format is ready to be shipped now.

All three directories have just been recently re-verified and updated with fresh data, new contact names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers. The directory information is fresh and as current as humanly possible. The MCIC research staff goes a step beyond to deliver verified and accurate information you can rely on.

What's included in the state-specific edition:

THE NATIONAL DIRECTORY OF MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATIONS

This directory covers in depth details on more than 1,700 managed care organizations currently operating in the U.S. Get the most current information on HMOs, PPOs, POSs, and utilization review organizations.

The company profiles contain verified contact information along with statistics such as enrollment; medical loss and administrative expense ratios; total revenue; net income; and provider network size. Additional information includes parent company, profit status, service area and employer references. Your search results are displayed in a flash on your desktop

Most indexed searches take less than a second. Touch a few keystrokes and pull up the HMO or PPO you're looking for. Your search returns highlighted hits in the PDF document.

THE NATIONAL DIRECTORY OF INTEGRATED HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS

The directory includes full profile information on more than 830 integrated delivery systems through the country. These are the major hospital and health systems nationwide. The file has just undergone a complete round of re-verification. In this resource you'll get information on more than 832 integrated healthcare delivery systems along with contact information on more than 11,000 system affiliates.

These affiliates include other hospitals, hospices, home care agencies, nursing homes, and ambulatory care facilities. The list of affiliates provides critical information prior to making a sales call. Great, too, for sizing a market area.

Profiles include such management information data for decision-making as: key executive personnel, system statistics, parent company, tax status, number of primary physicians and physician specialists, number of non-physician employees, admissions, number of beds, number of hospitals facilities currently in network, number of off-site facilities currently in network, number of facilities planned to be added to network; and service area.

THE NATIONAL DIRECTORY OF PHYSICIAN ORGANIZATIONS

This directory contains information including key personnel contact details, demographics, market area, numbers of physician and specialists physicians in the organization, and hospital affiliations.

The directory includes independent practice associations (IPAs), Physician-hospital organizations (PHOs), Management services organizations (MSOs), and physician practice management companies (PPMCs).

The profiles contain organization name and address; phone, fax and toll-free number; executive contacts; parent company; year founded; profit status; number of physicians; number of current contracts; number of contracts under negotiation; organizational functions such as credentialing, claims, quality management; market area; and affiliated/participating hospitals.

The directory databases are researched, compiled and produced by the Managed Care Information Center, P.O. Box 456, Allenwood, NJ 08720, (800) 516-4343, fax (888) 329-624.

Sample PDF pages of the directories and additional information about the three-directory CD-ROM is available at: www.healthresourcesonline.com/managed_care/statedir.htm

Sales, marketing or business development executives may also call for more information, 1-800-516-4343.


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