One of the most pressing challenges facing our health care system today is how to care effectively for the significant and growing number of Americans coping with more than one chronic condition. The importance of prevention in both avoiding additional chronic conditions and progression of existing ones becomes paramount, particularly given several common risk factors for many of the most common chronic conditions.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 10, 2012) - The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) today applauded Health Affairsfor taking diabetes head on and for advancing the importance of addressing this costly chronic disease before its consequences erode the overall health of Americans and further challenge our U.S. health care system and budget deficit.
Washington, D.C. (September 5, 2012) – The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) today emphasized the importance of supporting National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. PFCD encourages youth and their caretakers across the country to kick off September - and the new school year - with a renewed commitment to health and wellness.
Medicare Part D has had important implications for patient outcomes and treatment costs among beneficiaries with congestive heart failure (CHF). This study finds that improved medication adherence associated with expansion of drug coverage under Part D led to nearly $2.6 billion in reductions in medical expenditures annually among beneficiaries diagnosed with CHF and without prior comprehensive drug coverage, of which over $2.3 billion was savings to Medicare. Further improvements in adherence could potentially save Medicare another $1.9 billion annually, generating upwards of $22.4 billion in federal savings over 10 years.
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The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) is a coalition of hundreds of patient, provider, community, business and labor groups, and health policy experts, committed to raising awareness of the number one cause of death, disability and...