White House Video on Preventive Care
First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden recorded a video message on provisions in the PPACA,which require insurance plans to pay the entire cost of recommended, preventive services starting in September. View the video here.
Jul 20, 2010
Open Comment Period: Prevention in Medicare
CMS is accepting comments until August 24th on a proposed rule on implementation of new Medicare preventive health benefits. Trust for America’s Health has posted the CMS announcement here: Instructions on how to submit comments are...
Jul 16, 2010
CDC Calls for Increased Prevention Efforts
It’s been a big week for prevention. In addition to the White House announcement on preventive services, this Wednesday CDC Director Thomas Frieden showed strong public support of disease prevention and wellness efforts at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) annual...
Jul 16, 2010
Dr. Thorpe quoted on elimination of cost-sharing for preventive services
July 14, 2010 The New York Times By: Robert Pear  "WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday issued new rules requiring health insurance companies to provide free coverage for dozens of screenings, laboratory tests and other types of preventive care. The new requirements...
Jul 15, 2010
Health Care Reform and Chronic Disease: What Now?
On July 13th I moderated a PFCD event, “Health Care Reform and Chronic Disease: What Now?” Our panel and audience had a lively discussion about the future of health care reform and implementation and what role the PFCD and other organizations could play during this complicated process that’s really...
Jul 14, 2010
HHS, White House Incentivizing Prevention
I want to applaud HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden for highlighting the importance of prevention and wellness today in their announcement explaining the recently-proposed HHS regulations implementing the new preventive benefits provided under the...
Jul 14, 2010
Prevention Update
We experienced a great deal of support for prevention and wellness efforts this week. More and more individuals, organizations and policymakers are beginning to see the potential cost savings—and improved health outcomes—of disease prevention and wellness and are taking action to show their support...
Jul 09, 2010
Evidence of Cost-saving Potential
OMB Director Peter Orszag is right, there are health care savings to be found in our current health care system. Several delivery system reforms included in PPACA have the potential to transform our health care system and save billions of dollars.
Jul 08, 2010
Prevention is More than a Promise
John Seffrin, Larry Hausner and Nancy Brown of the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association, respectively, recently wrote an op-ed about how the new health care law’s prevention and early detection programs have the potential to transform our health care...
Jul 02, 2010
Early Intervention, Care Coordination Key to Fighting Diabetes, Lowering Health Spending
The Lancet’s most recent issue focuses on Type 2 diabetes, one of the nation’s most increasingly prevalent, preventable chronic diseases. Their message is one that PFCD has been sounding for years: we could save lives, improve quality of life and save billions of dollars if we intervene early...
Jun 29, 2010