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Pacifica

(pəsĭf`ĭkə), city (1990 pop. 37,670), San Mateo co., W Calif., on the Pacific coast; inc. 1957. A residential city, Pacifica was formed by the consolidation of several communities in 1957.
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2 executive, Jeffrey Folick, who has served as executive vice president and chief operating officer, has been named president and chief operating officer, a new position at PacifiCare, one of the nation's leading managed health care services companies.
Lathrop left PacifiCare, went to another HMO, and got back on Zestril.
PacifiCare, for instance, doesn't cover some anti-obesity medications because research has found only very minimal weight loss after six months, said Ho.
"While many people use English in their day-to-day work, when they are dealing with a subject that is more complicated, like health or health insurance, they prefer to have the information explained to them in Spanish," said Russell Bennett, vice president of Latino Health Solutions for PacifiCare.
PacifiCare Behavioral Health has noticed a rise in overall premium of 1% to 2% traceable to mental-health parity.
Because of growing incidences of antibiotic resistance and the importance of cost-effective therapy, there is significant interest in the prescribing patterns of PacifiCare's physician providers, explained Joyce Salas, manager of clinical services for the managed care company.
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones applauded the ruling, noting the California Department of Insurance found PacifiCare committed 908,547 separate violations of the Unfair Insurance Practices Act.
California Supreme Court Upholds Commissioner's Regulatory Actions Against PacifiCare
He previously worked for PacifiCare Health Systems (now owned by UnitedHealthcare) and for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), helping healthcare clients define and implement IT strategies.
He also served as chief medical officer and vice president of health care delivery for PacifiCare of Washington and Oregon, and as chief operating officer for SCAN Healthcare in Long Beach, California.
See also: Aetna, PacifiCare Announce Medicare HMO Cuts
You can consult Wampold's work, or that of Michael Lambert, or my work in managed care at PacifiCare Behavioral Health.