PRESS RELEASE: Consumer Driven Primer Audio Conference to address the Health Savings Account (HSA) provisions included in the new Medicare Legislation PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Patty Jamison
Customer Service Manager, MCOL
Tel: 209-577-4888

MODESTO, CA -- HEALTHCARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICE(TM) -- DECEMBER 2, 2003: It was announced today that Consumer Driven Care 101 and Beyond, a "Mini Healthcare Web Summit" will run from December 8-12, 2003.

Clive Riddle, MCOL President, says "This summit allows attendees to really get up to speed on consumer driven care in 2004. We've packaged a very thorough, seven-module, e-learning training kit with audio conferences that are designed to ensure attendees understand the material and get their questions answered. Accompanying materials include an excellent audio conference from distinguished faculty on the employer and consumer driven health plan agendas in 2004. Other web resources are available to attendees include: an on-line version of the Consumer Driven Care Training Kit; an article library; a key contacts directory; the ability to send e-inquiries to the faculty; four free issues of Inside Consumer Directed Healthcare, published by Atlantic Information Services; and a free trial subscription to Consumer Driven Healthcare, published by National Health Information."

Detailed information on the Training Kit CD-ROM modules is also available at


The "Consumer Driven Care 101 and Beyond" Mini Web Summit is designed to elevate attendees' understanding of consumer-centric health care trends, structures, terminology, regulatory and marketplace environment, and provide market intelligence regarding the major players and key data in this emerging sector. All attendees will receive MCOL's new comprehensive Consumer Driven Care Training Kit CD-ROM, web-based summit resources, and can participate in three separate live audio conference sessions, including:

  • Consumer Driven Primer: An in-depth presentation by Clive Riddle, MCOL President, covering the the Health Savings Account (HSA) provisions included in the new Medicare Legislation, will also address major points covered in the Consumer Driven Primer module from the Consumer Driven Care Training Kit. Scheduled for Tuesday Dec. 9th at 1:15 PM PST (1:45 PM EST); or Thursday Dec. 11th at 10:00 AM PST (1:00 PM EST);
  • Consumer Driven Market Intelligence: A presentation by Claire Thayer, MCOL VP Research and Development, and Clive Riddle, MCOL President, addressing Consumer Driven Care Key Facts, Market Research, and Case Studies, based on modules from the Consumer Driven Care Training Kit. Scheduled for Wednesday Dec. 10th at 10:00 PM PST (1:00 PM EST); or Thursday Dec. 11th at 1:15 PM PST (4:15 PM EST); and
  • Consumer Driven Care 2004: A presentation featuring nationally noted speakers Arnold Milstein MD, Medical Director, Pacific Business Group on Health, and Lindsay Resnick, Senior Vice President, Finelight; and moderated by Henry Loubet, SVP and Chief Strategy Officer, Keenan and Associates. Scheduled for Tuesday Dec. 9th 10:00 AM PST (1:00 PM EST).

This HealthcareWebSummit event is sponsored by MCOL and Health Care Conference Administrators, and is co-sponsored by other leading organizations. MCOL ( is focused on helping professionals position themselves for a new kind of health care in the 21st Century. Health Care Conference Administrators LLC, (HCCA), a health care education company ( offers prestigious conferences and learning events such as the HIPAA Summit. For more information on Healthcare Web Summit, please visit


Registration is $248 per person, and is available on-line at or by calling 209.577.4888. Registration is limited to the first 75 attendees on a first come first served basis. MCOL paid members can receive a 50% discount on the summit registration fee.


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