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GROUP HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA TO HOLD 15TH ANNUAL HMO MANAGED CARE POLICY CONFERENCE, FEB. 23-25

 GROUP HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA TO HOLD 15TH ANNUAL
 HMO MANAGED CARE POLICY CONFERENCE, FEB. 23-25
 The Group Health Association of America will hold its 15th Annual HMO Managed Care Policy Conference on Feb. 23-25. Over 1,000 national, state and local health care leaders are expected to attend.
 The conference primarily will examine HMOs and managed care in the context of national and state health reform proposals. It also will analyze other significant public policy issues facing HMOs and the managed care industry, including Medicare payment reform, Medicaid barriers to managed care, new living wills legislation and innovations in technology assessment. Industry and public policy experts will speak on these and other issues.
 SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
 -- U.S. Sen. John H. Chaffee (R-R.I.)
 -- U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.)
 -- Gail Wilensky, Ph.D., administrator, Health Care
 Financing Administration
 -- Kevin Moley, acting assistant secretary for management and
 budget, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
 -- Samuel Havens, senior vice president,
 The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Inc.
 -- John Ludden, M.D., medical director,
 Harvard Community Health Plan
 -- Jack Lewin, M.D., director of health, Department of Health,
 State of Hawaii
 CONFERENCE MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES:
 The GHAA press room will be located in the Pennsylvania Room of the hotel. Hours for the press room are Monday, 7:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m. and Tuesday, 7:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. All sessions of the conference are open to the press. Interviews can be arranged upon request.
 REGISTRATION:
 Register prior to the conference by calling Susan Pisano at 202-778-3245 or on-site in the Pennsylvania room.
 DATES: Feb. 23-25
 TIMES: Sessions begin at 8:45 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 24.
 PLACE: The Mayflower Hotel,
 1127 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
 Washington
 CONTACT: Susan Pisano of Group Health Association of America, 202-778-3245; or at the Mayflower Hotel, Feb. 22-23, 202-347-3000; or at The Pennsylvania Room, Feb. 24-25, 202-466-9437, -9438 or -9439.
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