Healthcare Leadership Council

Quality, Competition, Innovation

The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), a coalition of chief executives from all disciplines within American healthcare, is the exclusive forum for the nation’s healthcare leaders to jointly develop policies, plans, and programs to achieve their vision of a 21st century system that makes affordable, high-quality care accessible to all Americans.

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Summit of Nation’s Healthcare Leaders Will Address Innovation, Cost Stability, Sustainability

All Health Sectors, Government, Business, Patient Groups Joining in Talks on Health System’s Future

Leaders from all sectors of the healthcare industry, government, business, academia and the patient advocacy community are gathering in Washington, D.C. on Monday, March 2 for an open summit meeting on how healthcare payment and delivery systems can better encourage innovation while achieving greater value and financial sustainability. The summit is hosted by the Healthcare Leadership Council as part of its National Dialogue for Healthcare Innovation initiative.

NDHI-logoParticipants will include leading executives from health insurers, hospitals, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and other health sectors; officials from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; top employer organizations including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Retail Federation and Business Roundtable, and several influential patient advocacy organizations.

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NDHI Summit Webcast
 The event is taking place at the Newseum in Washington, DC.  It will be webcast live here.
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The summit will include research from NORC, an independent social science research organization based at the University of Chicago, on barriers to innovation within the current health policy structure and possible payment and delivery system alternatives. ZS Associates, a global consulting firm, will present the results of its survey of health industry executives on existing obstacles to strengthening healthcare value.

For more information, contact Michael Freeman at

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U.S. Surgeon General to Speak at Capitol Hill Forum on New Approaches, Best Practices in Fight Against Obesity

vivek-murphy Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, the Surgeon General of the United States, will spotlight a Capitol Hill briefing on progress being made in both the public and private sectors in the nation’s battle against obesity.  The event, “Healthcare’s Heavyweight Battle:  How American Can Win the Fight Against Obesity” will take place Friday, March 6 and is being hosted by the Healthcare Leadership Council, a coalition of chief executives from companies and organizations representing all health sectors. The briefing will take place at the Columbus Room in Union Station from noon to 2 p.m. on March 6. More Details »

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Experts: Medicare Advantage Plans Provide Better Care for Chronic Disease Patients

Dr. Bart Barrett of MemorialCare Health System answers a question from a congressional staffer. He is flanked by Allen Gutierrez of The Latino Coalition and Diane Laird of MemorialCare.

At a Capitol Hill briefing hosted by the Healthcare Leadership Council, congressional staffers heard from experts from the healthcare provider, plan and patient/consumer communities about the importance of the Medicare Advantage program in providing affordable, comprehensive, coordinated care to beneficiaries dealing with chronic illnesses.

The briefing featured experts from SCAN Health Plan, MemorialCare Health System and The Latino Coalition.

The information shared at the briefing included:

· Enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans has virtually tripled in the past decade.

· According to Dr. Romilla Batra of SCAN Health Plan, Medicare Advantage plans provide a level of care for special needs patients with chronic health conditions that conventional fee-for-service Medicare can’t match. More Details »

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