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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New Survey: Nearly 9 in 10 Seniors Satisfied with Medicare Part D

Policymakers Weighing Changes to Prescription Drug Program Must Keep in Mind Seniors’ Approval of Part D’s Choices, Value, Convenience, Medicare Today Chair Said

WASHINGTON – Ten years after its initial launch, the Medicare Part D prescription drug program remains overwhelmingly popular with American seniors, according to Medicare Today’s annual Senior Satisfaction Survey.  The nationwide survey of approximately 2,000 seniors conducted by Morning Consult found that 88 percent are satisfied with their Part D coverage and eight of every 10 believe their drug plan is a good value.

“The program continues to deliver on its promise of providing affordable access to prescription medications for seniors and individuals with disabilities,” said Mary R. Grealy, chair of Medicare Today and president of the Healthcare Leadership Council, a coalition of chief executives from all sectors of American health care. “As a result, once again beneficiaries are reporting high levels of satisfaction and demonstrating that Part D truly enriches the lives of those that rely on it.”

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“HIPAA 101” Briefing Focused on Health Information Privacy and Security Issues
David Bloch, Medtronic and Kim Gray, IMS Health

David Bloch, Medtronic and Kim Gray, IMS Health

To clear up prevalent misconceptions associated with the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC) hosted a “HIPAA 101” briefing on Capitol Hill.  Experts discussed the details of the privacy and security rules, and clarified how privacy and security do not share the same meaning.

David Bloch, the principal legal counsel for Medtronic, discussed important concepts regarding the HIPAA privacy rule.  He explained how covered entities may use or disclose personal health information (PHI) for treatment, payment, and healthcare operations.  More Details »

Nation’s Transition to Value-Based Healthcare Necessitates Modernization of Fraud, Abuse Laws

In Statement to Senate Finance Committee, Healthcare Leadership Council Says Current Laws Impede Improvements in Care Quality, Patient Safety, Cost Containment

WASHINGTON – In a statement submitted to the Senate Finance Committee, the Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC) has called upon Congress and the administration to make improvements to federal healthcare fraud and abuse laws in order to better enable a transformation from fee-for-service care to a value-based system.

The statement was issued in conjunction with the Finance Committee’s July 12 hearing on “Examining the Stark Law:  Current Issues and Opportunities.”  The Healthcare Leadership Council is an alliance of chief executives of the nation’s leading healthcare companies, representing all health sectors. More Details »

Healthcare Leadership Council Announces Support for Legislation Recognizing Long-Term Economic Benefits of Wellness, Disease Prevention Programs

Measure Introduced by Senators Angus King (I-ME), Michael Crapo (R-ID), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Tom Udall (D-NM) Will Enable Federal Government to “Go on Offense against Chronic Disease”

WASHINGTON – The Healthcare Leadership Council, a coalition of chief executives from the nation’s leading healthcare companies in all health sectors, today announced its support for legislation that would change the way the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) measures the costs and benefits of wellness and disease prevention programs, thus enabling Washington to utilize innovative approaches to curb the growth of chronic disease.

The legislation, introduced today by Senators Angus King (I-ME), Michael Crapo (R-ID), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Tom Udall (D-NM), would allow More Details »

Trustees Report Underscores Need for Congress to Modernize, Strengthen Medicare

Healthcare Leadership Council Adds That, Although IPAB Not Triggered by Projections, Repeal Remains Essential

 WASHINGTON – With Medicare’s Trustees projecting that the program will reach insolvency in 2028, two years earlier than last year’s estimates, there is even greater urgency for Congress to begin focusing on how best to modernize and strengthen Medicare, the president of the Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC) said today.

“If we are to preserve the program for future generations, keeping the status quo is not an option.  As Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Part D prescription drug program have demonstrated for years, consumer choice and competition can drive greater value and better patient outcomes,” said HLC president Mary R. Grealy. More Details »

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