Healthcare Leadership Council

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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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Healthcare Leadership Council Presents Wellness Frontiers Award to North Carolina Farm Bureau for Healthy Living for a Lifetime® Campaign
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The Healthcare Leadership Council today presented the Wellness Frontiers Award to North Carolina Farm Bureau for their Healthy Living for a Lifetime® initiative.

WARRENTON, N.C. – The Healthcare Leadership Council today presented the Wellness Frontiers Award to North Carolina Farm Bureau for their Healthy Living for a Lifetime® initiative.  “We present the Wellness Frontiers Award because when you have a good idea you need to share it,” said Mary Grealy, president of the Healthcare Leadership Council.

North Carolina Farm Bureau is on the front line, providing vital health information to rural populations across the state.  They saw a need.  They provided a mobile screening unit and they have been out serving patients who otherwise might never have accessed the healthcare delivery system,” said Grealy. More Details »

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New Study Links Low Medicaid Payment Rates with Healthcare Access Challenges

4-11-2014 1-19-07 PMResearch released by a national physician recruitment firm has found that individuals who are enrolled in state Medicaid programs are having greater difficulties gaining appointments with medical specialists.

The 15-city survey by staffing firm Merritt Hawkins, conducted over a five-month period in 2013, found that only 46 percent of physicians in five medical specialties – cardiology, dermatology, obstetrics-gynecology, orthopedic surgery and family practice – are accepting Medicaid.  That is a 10 percent decline from four years earlier.

An article on the study in Bloomberg BusinessWeek said the core issue is the inadequacy of Medicaid reimbursement levels.  The article quoted the administrator of an ear, nose and throat clinic in Grand Junction, CO as saying, “What they (Medicaid) pay doesn’t even come close to covering expenses.  More Details »

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Lawmakers Witness Healthcare Transformation in Action

Congressman Bill Cassidy (R-LA), left, speaks with Franciscan Missionaries of our Lady Health System (FMOL) CEO John Finan at the Healthcare Leadership Council Innovation Expo. FMOL is a Baton Rouge-based hospital system that displayed its Healthy Lives initiative which is helping employers improve workforce health and curb health costs.

HLC Innovation Expo on Capitol Hill Draws Packed House to See New Services, Technologies, Medicines

Over 100 members of Congress participated in this week’s Healthcare Leadership Council Innovation Expo, interacting with new tools, technologies and treatments presented by 21 of the nation’s premier healthcare companies and organizations.

The event is hosted annually by HLC to provide a hands-on demonstration on the ways in which companies from multiple sectors are making healthcare more accessible and quality-driven. To learn more about the exhibits that were displayed at the Expo, click here.

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