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Addressing Children’s Behavioral Health Through School Telehealth Programs

August 25, 2021

Children are the future, however what does the future hold for our children? The CDC estimates that as many as one out of five children experience a mental disorder in … Continued


Merck for Mothers Continues to Advance Maternal Health Equity

April 30, 2021

In a nation where Black women are disproportionately impacted by maternal mortality; Merck for Mothers has committed to understanding women’s experiences in order to improve the quality of maternity care. … Continued


An Innovative Approach in Minnesota to Close the Gap Between Mental Health Needs and Treatment

February 25, 2021

It has always been important to improve access to treatment for mental health and substance use disorders.  Now it’s imperative. Even before the arrival of COVID-19, national numbers raised serious … Continued


Utilizing Technology to Propel Precision Medicine Forward

April 4, 2016

As we’ve seen, there has been a steadily increasing level of discussion and enthusiasm surrounding precision medicine.  The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC) has remained engaged in this conversation, given the … Continued


Bringing Value to the Patient and the Healthcare System: A New Report

February 4, 2016

This week the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) unveiled its fifth annual report on the patient centered medical home’s (PCMH) impact on cost and quality.  In the quest to improve … Continued


A Thoughtful Discussion on Drug Pricing and Innovation

October 5, 2015

There has been a lot of talk of late about the price of prescription drugs.  Most of it, unfortunately, has come in the form of 30-second sound bites, largely driven … Continued


Documenting the Better Care, Lower Cost Advantages of Medicare Advantage

September 3, 2015

A study published in this month’s edition of the American Journal of Managed Care brings hard data to an argument many of us have been making for some time, that … Continued


A Wise Withdrawal on Altering Medicare Part D

May 21, 2015

This morning, the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted unanimously – a rare event in these fractious political times – to send its 21st Century Cures legislation to the full … Continued


Why the Roe-Sanchez Bill Matters

May 6, 2015

Thanks to the healthcare industry’s success in containing per-capita Medicare cost increases, it’s easy to make the case that there’s no urgency to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB).  … Continued


Dr. Murthy’s Mission

May 1, 2015

Last week, Dr. Vivek Murthy, the new U.S. Surgeon General was officially sworn into office.  In his speech to the ceremony attendees, Dr. Murthy described his mission for a stronger … Continued