Ensuring a Sustainable Future for Medicare and Medicaid

America is facing a chronic disease crisis. As a nation, we spend 86 percent of healthcare dollars on the treatment of chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, and the incidence rates of many of these illnesses will increase rapidly in the coming years.

To address this rising societal and economic problem, proactive measures are absolutely necessary, encompassing both delivery reforms and innovative wellness initiatives.

HLC, by virtue of its diverse membership, has the ability to bring an extraordinary level of expertise to this issue. HLC members have succeeded in improving the overall health – and reducing the healthcare costs – of their workforces and the broader community. These success stories can play an important role in guiding and shaping systemwide improvements in combatting chronic disease.

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High-Need, High-Cost Patients

State of Play: With enactment early in 2018 of the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act, the federal government, states, and the healthcare sector are … Continued


State of Play:  Several states have sought and received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of Medicaid waivers, including work requirements. Oklahoma submitted to CMS an amendment … Continued

Medicare Modernization (Parts C and D)

State of Play:  The Trump administration continues to show an interest in using competition to ensure more beneficiary choice and value from the healthcare system. Notably, the Centers for Medicare and … Continued