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The Numbers Game: Rising Health Costs Affect Us All
March 10, 2012Several new reports were released this week that shed troublesome news on the financial state of our health care system as it pertains to insurers, providers and patients alike. Representing the three most significant population groups present in the health care “eco-system,” so to...
Mar 10, 2012
New Report from Alzheimer’s Association Offers “Sobering Statistics” on Disease
March 8, 2012The 2012 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report released today from the Alzheimer’s Association reveals the alarming health and economic toll of the disease – the cost of caring for the 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease today will total $200 billion...
Mar 08, 2012
PFCD Announces Sponsorship of National Employee Wellness Month
March 7, 2012This June marks the fourth annual National Employee Wellness Month, an initiative that provides business leaders with fresh ideas and proven strategies around prevention and wellness.  At the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, we know that creating healthier opportunities in...
Mar 07, 2012
Attacking Chronic Disease from All Angles
March 5, 2012The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) continues to fight the good fight and to convene leaders in health care and health policy in an effort to advance comprehensive solutions and to promote prevention. In The Hill last week, along with Representative Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA...
Mar 06, 2012
Following the Prevention Fund Cut Trail…
February 27, 2012In follow-up to last week’s approval of the Payroll Tax Bill by the House and Senate, at the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) we feel it’s important to keep you updated of the ongoing dialogue around this latest development. As you may know, Congress’ temporary SGR...
Feb 27, 2012
Prevention Fund Cut by $5 Billion to Pay for Temporary SGR Fix
February 17, 2012Earlier this afternoon, both the House and Senate approved and sent the President the Conference Report for the Payroll Tax bill.  The legislation included a temporary patch to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule preventing for 10 months a pending 27% cut in payment rates to...
Feb 20, 2012
With Health Care Spending Still on the Rise, Payment Models Begin to Change
Earlier this week, Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Wally Herger (R-CA) held a hearing on delivery system reforms that reward physicians who deliver high quality and efficient care.  At a time when our health care spending accounts for an overwhelming majority of the nation’s $3.7...
Feb 12, 2012
Improving Quality of Life for People with Chronic Diseases
February 9, 2012The Institute of Medicine (IOM) last week issued a report, Living Well with Chronic Illness: A Call for Public Health Action, on the growing impact of chronic diseases in the United States and how the incidence of these highly manageable and largely preventable conditions are...
Feb 09, 2012
New Studies Lend Further Support for PFCD Initiatives
Recognizing the large savings that can result from even the most seemingly small improvements in health outcomes, we at the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) were encouraged by this week’s news developments that lend support to the kinds of reform we advocate for on a daily basis....
Feb 06, 2012
Evidence Based Care Coordination CAN Work in Medicare
January 31, 2012In light of the recent summary from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), “Lessons from Medicare's Demonstration Projects on Disease Management, Care Coordination, and Value-Based Payment” there has been some short-sighted reporting on the findings of the demonstrations that...
Jan 31, 2012

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