Christopher Jennings, Leonard Schaeffer, Daniel Zingale and Other Health Care Leaders to Headline Annual CMA Leadership Conference

Managed Care and Beyond: Evolution, Revolution and the 'New, New Thing'

Oct 10, 2000, 01:00 ET from California Medical Association

    LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders in managed care, the medical
 field and federal and state health-care policy will join physicians Oct. 16-18
 in La Quinta, Calif. for frank and collegial discussion at the California
 Medical Association's fourth annual Leadership Academy, "Managed Care and
 Beyond: Evolution, Revolution and the 'New, New Thing.'"
     A full spectrum of speakers will represent the viewpoints of hospitals,
 health plans, physicians and the public as well as factor in perspectives on
 the financing of health care, pharmaceutical companies, Wall Street, Silicon
 Valley and government. The conference kicks off Monday, Oct. 16 with a keynote
 address by Leonard D. Schaeffer, Chairman and CEO, Wellpoint Health Networks
 Inc. He will discuss:  "Is Managed Care Dead? Predictions for the Future." His
 presentation will be followed by hospital, physician and patient perspectives.
 The lunch address, "Megatrends," will be delivered by Mark D. Smith, President
 and CEO, California Healthcare Foundation.
     "The Buck Stops Where? Financing the Future of Health Care" will be
 presented Tuesday by Todd B. Richter, Managing Director, Banc of America
 Securities LLC. His talk will be followed by other discussions on finances and
 technological advances in health care.
     Wednesday's presentations feature Daniel Zingale, Director of California's
 Department of Managed Health Care and Christopher C. Jennings, U.S. Deputy
 Assistant to the President for Health Policy, who will discuss government's
 role in health care. To view a complete agenda and list of speakers go to:; from the home page, click on "Leadership Academy" in the lower
 right corner, and then click "agenda."
     The conference is offered for continuing medical education credit. The
 cost, not including lodging, is $495 for CMA members and $895 for nonmembers.
 The conference will be held at La Quinta Resort & Club, 49-499 Eisenhower
 Drive, La Quinta.
     Dedicated to the health of all Californians, the California Medical
 Association represents more than 30,000 physicians from all regions, modes of
 practice and specialties.

SOURCE California Medical Association