Annual Managed Care Congress Slated For May

WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 5,000 health care executives will hear from an all-star lineup of the nation’s leading managed care decision-makers and opinion leaders at the upcoming National Managed Health Care Congress (NMHCC), May 5-7, 2004.


This will mark the 16th gathering of the congress, slated to be held at the Washington D.C. Convention Center.

The NMHCC is the nation’s largest managed health care event, attracting industry professionals from all market segments in the profession. The 2004 educational program will feature more than 100 conference sessions in nine independent tracks, workshops, keynote presentations, and debates, offering academic programs for every constituency including plans, providers, and large employers. New to NMHCC are the Eye-opener Debates, and the Executive View Panels.

The debates, being held at 7:30 a.m. on May 6 and 7, will present true pro/con examinations of issues, while the Executive View Panels will offer panoramic discussions of a topic, with representation from each of the managed care segments.

Dominating the event’s educational programs is a common theme of cost assessment, management, and curtailment, challenges all stakeholders in managed health care face as they determine future standards.

Hot-topic sessions will address cross-segment issues such as health care reform, ethics, consumer-directed care, and universal coverage.

Notable speakers confirmed to appear include: William Winkenwerder, assistant secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (ASD/HA); Paul Ginsburg, president, Center for Studying Health System Change; Mike McCallister, president and CEO, Humana Inc.; and David Nash, associate dean, Jefferson Medical College.

Visit the NMHCC Web site, www.nmhcc.com, for complete program details.