Managed Care Assistance Group

Serving GEHC FRM Users

The Managed Care Assistance Group (MCAG) is a collection of users of the GE Centricity Business Financial Risk Manager (FRM).  The group was established in 1991 to:

1.  Provide a forum for GE FRM Users to network and share information on strategies and uses of the GEHC system, related healthcare system issues and other business issues.

2.  Represent FRM Users as one voice, ensuring that common issues and enhancements are brought to GEHC for resolution or consideration.

3.  Advise GEHC and ancillary software vendors in the development of high quality systems for GEHC FRM Clients.

As a user of the GEHC FRM product, MCAG would like to extend an invitation to your organization.  As an MCAG Member, you will be able to participate in the following activities:

  • Monthly Conference Calls to discuss system business topics such as Rule banks, HIPAA, and upgrade issues.
  • Two conferences over the course of a year with planned agendas including pertinent systems issues, discussions with GEHC concerning issues and enhancements, and GEHC product direction. Application, Technical and Operational Users are all encouraged to attend. Each member organization is allowed two attendees; additional attendees are welcome to attend provided they pay the current registration fee.
  • Non-members are also welcome to join one meeting and will be asked to pay the current registration fee. If the organization wishes to join MCAG at the end of this meeting, the registration fee for the first two people will be applied to the yearly fee.
  • Access to the MCAG Web Site that includes a member directory, conference schedule, industry links and reference documents from members and presentations.

Some of the enhancements that MCAG worked with GEHC on included:

  • Referral Module Enhancements
  • Capitation Module Improvements
  • Provider Dictionaries/Provider Module
  • Date Sensitivity on Procedure and Diagnosis dictionaries

MCAG membership dues are $650 per year per GEHC Client, and $1050 per year for consulting firms. This fee helps cover meeting costs and gives you access to all the activities described above, plus clients receive an invitation to participate on the MCAG Board (elected annually). Individuals from consulting firms are not eligible for board membership.

Given the time of year that you join, dues will be prorated as follows:

January – March $650/$1050

April – June $450/$750

July – September $350/$550

October – December $250/$250

If you would like to join MCAG, please forward your payment to:

Managed Care Assistance Group (MCAG)

2175 Park Place

El Segundo, CA  90245

Attn:  Jennifer Morris, HealthCare Partners

If you have any questions, please contact me at Timothy.Mccauley@davita.com.  Thank you for your interest in MCAG.