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ERIC Number: ED276907
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Apr-1
Reference Count: N/A
Health Maintenance Organizations and the Elderly: Promises, Problems and Prospects. Hearing before the Select Committee on Aging. House of Representatives, Ninety-Ninth Congress, Second Session (Boynton Beach and Margate, FL). Part II.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Aging.
This document contains witness testimonies and prepared statements from the Congressional hearing to examine the efficiency of health maintenance organizations (HMOs) in providing medical care to the elderly. Opening statements are given by Congressmen Mica and Boucher. The hearing is organized into a morning and afternoon session with each session hearing from four panels of witnesses. In the morning session, Panel One, Federal and State Officials, consists of George Holland, Health Care Financing Administration; Clyde Galloway, Florida Insurance Commissioner; and Alice Skaggs, Palm Beach County Office of Consumer Affairs. Holland and Galloway testify again in the afternoon. Panel Two, HMO representatives, consists of Jay Sanders, International Medical Centers and Robert Wilson, Palm Beach Regional Office of Av-Med Health Plan. Sanders and Wilson also testify in the afernoon session along with Richard Portnoy of Preferred Risk Systems. The third panel, Consumers, consists of Rita Kolsin, Eileen Rundle, and Kathleen Moyer in the morning session and Myer Dworkin and Mr. and Mrs. Irving Bleiweiss in the afternoon session. The final panel of witnesses includes members of the medical profession. Lee A. Fischer and Milton Tignor, Palm Beach County Medical Society; and Rodney Dorsette, Doctors Hospital, Lake Worth, Florida, testify in the morning. Victoria Alegre, office manager for a private physician; James Rogers, Northwest Regional Hospital in Margate, Florida; and William G. Stafford, Broward County Medical Association testify in the afternoon. Materials submitted for the record are included throughout the text. (NB)
Descriptors: Federal Government, Health Services, Hearings, Medical Care Evaluation, Medical Services, Older Adults, Participant Satisfaction, State Government
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Aging.
Identifiers - Location: Florida