Ensuring a Vibrant Future for Medicare

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.

more information on Ensuring a Vibrant Future for Medicare:
Telemedicine and Remote Patient Monitoring

State of Play:  The final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2018 will pay for more telehealth services and make it easier for providers to bill for them.   New Medicare- covered … Continued

Protecting Innovation in Medicare

State of Play:    Congress, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have taken important steps recently to protect innovation … Continued

Medicare Modernization (Parts C and D)

State of Play:  On September 29, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Medicare beneficiaries will have more choices for coverage in 2018.   The average Medicare Advantage … Continued