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September 22, 2005

  • September 22, 2005 at 7:57 am
    Ready to Stop Now? says:
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    Malik M. Hasan, M.D.

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Foundation Health Systems, Inc.

    Dr. Hasan is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Foundation Health Systems, Inc. (FHS), the nation’s fourth-largest publicly traded managed care organization formed through the merger involving Health Systems International, Inc. (HSI) and Foundation Health Corporation (Foundation).

    Dr. Hasan had served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of HSI.

    A board-certified neurologist in Pueblo, Colorado, since 1975, Dr. Hasan maintained private practice until July 1992. During that time, he served as a Neurologist and Director of EEG and C.A.T. Scan Labs of Parkview Episcopal and St. Mary Corwin Regional Medical Centers. From 1962 – 1974, Dr. Hasan served on the faculty of Rush-Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois; King Edward Medical College in Lahora, Pakistan; and National Hospital for Nervous Diseases in London, England.

    In 1985, he founded QualMed, Inc., a small Colorado plan with 5,000 members. Through a series of successful acquisitions, Dr. Hasan turned QualMed into a multi-state health plan with a current membership of over 330,000 and annual revenues in excess of $400 million.

    In 1994, QualMed and Health Net merged to form HSI, which prior to its merger with Foundation, had 1.9 million full-risk HMO and Administrative Services Only members. Dr. Hasan was instrumental in HSI’s multi-state expansion, and champions the industry-leading initiative termed Ã’fourth generation medical managementÔ Ã’ a unique intensive medical management system used to effectively reduce utilization medical costs and improve the quality of care. In June of 1997, the concept of Ã’fourth generation medical management,Ô as administered by HSI, became of the Smithsonian Institution’s Permanent Research Collection of Information and Technology at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.

    Dr. Hasan’s personal accomplishments include: 1996 Pueblo, Colorado Citizen of the Year; 1997 Dealmaker of the Year; 1995 Executive of the Year; 1994 Colorado Entrepreneur of the Year; 1994 University of Southern Colorado Leadership in Business Award; three decade-plus membership in the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians of London; director of Colorado Medical Society (1980 – 1984) and Pueblo’s Parkview Episcopal Hospital (1980 – 1983); Colorado Health Data Commission member (1988 – 1992); affiliation with the National Association of Corporate Directors; and board member of The Hasan Family Foundation.

    Dr. Hasan also supports cultural and educational programs benefiting employees and communities. The Hasan School of Business at the University of Southern Colorado (USC) is expected to open this fall, and is funded in part by a $2 million donation from Dr. Hasan.

    Dr. Hasan holds degrees from King Edward Medical College, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians of London, an EMG Certification from the American Association of Electromyography and Electrodiagnosis, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

    Dr. Hasan has revolutionized health care delivery across the United States. He is recognized as one of the nation’s most visionary, effective health care leaders and is a sought-after speaker at prestigious academic institutions and industry gatherings.

  • September 22, 2005 at 8:00 am
    More where this came from says:
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    Jay M. Gellert

    President and Chief Operating Officer
    Foundation Health Systems, Inc.

    Mr. Gellert is President and Chief Operating Officer of Foundation Health Systems, Inc. (FHS). Mr. Gellert has direct responsibility for commercial operations in 17 states, and for specialty services operations, including behavioral health, pharmacy, dental and vision business on a multi-state basis.

    Mr. Gellert previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Health Systems International, Inc. (HSI). He served on the HSI Board of Directors and held the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors for HSI’s principal operating subsidiaries, Health Net and QualMed.

    Prior to joining HSI, Mr. Gellert directed Shattuck Hammond Partners Inc. strategic advisory engagements in the area of integrated delivery systems development, managed care network formation and physician groups practice integration. From 1988 to 1991, Mr. Gellert was President and Chief Executive Officer of Bay Pacific Health Corporation, a Northern California HMO. From 1985 to 1988, Mr. Gellert was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for California Healthcare System.

    Mr. Gellert holds a B.A. degree from Stanford University.

  • September 22, 2005 at 8:25 am
    Well.... Gag This says:
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    Among your campaign Pioneers (bundlers of $100,000 or more in contributions) are seven former or current HMO executives, including UnitedHealth, Group CEO William McGuire and former Health Net Chairman Dr. Malik Hasan. This gives the unmistakable impression that HMO money has bought your advocacy on behalf of HMOs and at the expense of patients. That’s why you must act now on a HMO patients bill of rights that includes liability for HMOs. Show America the plan you promised during the campaign and ask Congress to pass it.

    Well, that’s pretty clear. And I can’t resist including this answer from BushCo that wasn’t included in the FTCR letter:

    BUSH: I’m not quite through. Let me finish. I talked about the principles and the issues that I think are important in a patient’s bill of rights. It’s kind of Washington, D.C. focus. Well, it’s in this committee or it’s got this sponsor. If I’m the president, we’re going to have emergency room care, we’re going have gag orders, we’re going to have direct access to OB/GYN. People will be able to take their HMO insurance company to court. That’s what I’ve done in Texas and that’s the kind of leadership style I’ll bring to Washington.


  • September 22, 2005 at 9:23 am
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    California Compensation Insurance Carrier’s Dr. Arthur Lewis Messinger is the Duke shittin’ on my pillow.

  • September 23, 2005 at 8:13 am
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    Wing, Wing, Telephone rings: My name is Daniel G. Herns, ESQ. it’s has come to my personal attention that you were Involved in an Auto Mishap and Whudda W.A.S.T.E.: : soft tissue injuries for which “the juriers here in Santa Clara County are the Stringiest when it come to Award Service.”

    Patient: You could say my bad posture has effected more than my **** for hearing. They will barter any new discoveries of offensive injuries at that ill lens’d medical facility “the ****-hole.”

    Daniel G. Hears: Zaclty how I said it.

    Patient: Well, I’d like to have an X-Ray or MRI to rule out no evidence of injury in MY neck to even consider signing a Trust-N-Release-Agreement Mr. Herns.

    Daniel G. Hern’s: Frist, may I remind you there’s wrong with your neck, and Second, nothing from the source that indicates such.

    Patient: So, let me get this straight you Nail-Leg-HN-ER widget “You think, I think, they got fadded off somewhere in Tasman Sea’s Lost Horizon’s section”?

    Daniel G. Hern’s: I’ve fought hard for you to get what your claim of injury is worth to me. Therefore, if you do not accept that offer I will be forced to SIGN-N-FORGE.

    Patient: Let me remind you, you POS, I have documents and will see that your barter will be YOURS. You see Mr. Herns, as a S.C.V.M.C. now is my toilet too. Besides, your skids marks are all the showing.

    Daniel G. Hern’s: “Oh, I see” “So, who else is working for this HMO 2-ply paper Company here at the toilet bowl referral service?

    Patient: It’s crammed

  • September 23, 2005 at 6:08 am
    Wing, Wing again EMR says:
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    Wing, Wing, Telephone rings: Emergency Room X-Rays now showing “TrafficView’s”., featuring a V.M.C. patient arriving by the American Medical Response Team, in route to Los Gatos Community Hospital. YR. 1998. Rated: Poor Service

    Los Gatos’s Hospital to patient: I **** you not …”Astounding,” Normal Radiology findings,as alternatives in medical care, we don’t see V.MC patient miracles like this, ever.

    Patient smiles, hoping to leave crippled anyway,”

    While it took me a little longer than I had initially hoped.

    1. Tracking your Exclusions.
    2. The one-way ride to Yuba City.

    Patient: I’m convinced instead it’s flushing sounds were that of of an “Armored Car Ambulance Service”, In the image of hosting a patient pickup for the White Castle. (California Worker’s Compensation Insurance Company).

    Patient: …… I thought that the radiating nerve pain and crepitus I felt was related to my work, UNTIL I heard a voice say “Get the **** out-of-your ears, you just had an accident somewhere related in Yuba City.

    Finally arriving at S.C.V.M.C.’s Wing it up again State Farm Insurance Representatives’.

    Doctor Shabi Khan: “Oh, I see” “So, who else is working for this HMO 2-ply paper Company here at the toilet bowl?

    Patient: It’s crammed

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