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Medicare Part D Facts Keep Getting in the Way of Politics

August 10, 2018

It’s campaign season, so that means we’re seeing an escalation in the number of politicians who insist that the federal government must involve itself in “negotiating” prices for the Medicare Part … Continued


Heroism Shouldn’t Be Discouraged by Legal Concerns

August 8, 2018

There is legislation – the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act – moving through the U.S. Senate right now that is essential in reauthorizing critical programs improving our public health … Continued


Quantifying the Medicare Advantage advantage

July 25, 2018

In the 15 years since its inception, the increase in popularity of Medicare Advantage (MA) – health coverage provided by private plans in contrast to traditional fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare – … Continued


Action Needed for Market Stability, Access to Health Coverage

July 18, 2018

There is a consensus in this country that people who are struggling with illnesses and have a greater need for healthcare services should not be prevented from acquiring health insurance. … Continued


A Public Health Crisis Requires a Roadmap of Solutions

July 12, 2018

It’s indisputable that the opioid addiction crisis with which America is currently grappling is one of historic magnitude.  We’re losing more than 115 people per day from opioid overdoses.  Families … Continued


HHS Forging Ahead on Improving Coordinated Care

June 13, 2018

Health and Human Services (HHS) Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan held the first of many listening sessions to gain stakeholder perspectives regarding regulations that are barriers to coordinated care.  As the … Continued


An Expert Look at 2018 Healthcare Trends and Their Potential Impact

February 8, 2018

President and CEO of Premier healthcare alliance, Susan DeVore, discusses her predictions of what 2018 will bring in a Health Affairs article.  Ms. DeVore, a member and former chair of … Continued


Accountability for Value in Healthcare

November 7, 2017

Value-based care has been embraced by the healthcare community as a solution to contain costs while simultaneously elevating quality.  While the idea is easily associated with the point of care, … Continued


Calls to Repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board Persist

October 4, 2017

Amidst the uncertain healthcare environment Americans face, there is a threat that has remained constant: the implementation of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB).  IPAB, once triggered, will impose significant … Continued


Ensuring Quality Of Life To The End

May 22, 2017

As the value-based approach to healthcare delivery is gaining momentum, the focus on end-of-life care has moved towards center stage.  The benefits of palliative care and advance directives have proven … Continued