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MCIC Press Release

September 10, 2004

Hot Off The Press

Strategic Trends Shaping Managed Care Industry Focus of Free "Backgrounder" Slide Presentation

MANASQUAN, NJ, September 10, 2004 Eight industry trends, first identified in the Managed Care Yearbook, have emerged as significant developments affecting both payors and providers.

"We predicted correctly - caught it right," said Robert K. Jenkins, CEO of the Managed Care Information Center. "What we saw and reported as emerging developments and, for the record are found in the Yearbook, have come to pass."

"Identifying The Dynamic Trends Driving Managed Care Performance and Revenue Results," a Power Point slide presentation, on strategic managed care industry trends is available in a downloadable presentation available at: http://www.managedcaremarketplace.com/wpapers/mcicppt.htm

Among the identified trends are the burgeoning growth of PPOs, greater and easier access to providers and consumer choice, escalating health plan premiums, the rising importance of disease management, physician legal actions against plans, and the growing impact of technology on health and managed care.

Health and managed care executives, pharmaceutical companies and leading consulting firms use the Managed Care Yearbook to get forecasts, predictions, projections, expenditures, and estimates of future growth.

The Yearbook includes benchmark MCO financial data, managed care financing trends, the financial outlook, premium increase trends, MCOs and profitability, capitation, plan financial data, and MCO expense rates.

Among the charts and tables included in the Yearbook are monthly premiums by plan type, enrollment trends, average premium increases, and the ranking of HMOs based on enrollment increases. Also, average HMO penetration by market size, the top 25 largest HMOs ranked by total enrollment, managed care transactions, and Average premium cost increases.

More information about the Managed Care Yearbook is available at: http://www.healthresourcesonline.com/managed_care/14ybk52.htm

To immediately download the informative presentation "Identifying The Dynamic Trends Driving Managed Care Performance and Revenue Results," go to: http://www.managedcaremarketplace.com/wpapers/mcicppt.htm

Get the informative Managed Care Weekly Watch free e-mail newsletter at: http://www.themcic.com/mcww.htm

For Information Contact: Robert K. Jenkins
Managed Care Information Center
1913 Atlantic Avenue F4
Manasquan, NJ 08736
732-292-1100
Fax 732-292-1111
rjenkins@themcic.com

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


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