With health care spending consuming an increasingly large share of family, employer, state, and federal budgets, the demand for evidence of the value derived for the dollar spent escalates. Chronic diseases, as a major cost driver and affecting more than half of all American adults, should occupy a central role in health care reforms and the drive for value.
Often the highest utilizers of health care are people with both health and socioeconomic challenges that unless addressed co-currently, not only affect health status, but hinder individual earning potential and upward mobility, lessen workplace productivity and dampen economic growth, and drive health care spending higher. Despite general understanding of the benefits good health derives to individuals, employers, and the nation overall, too little attention is placed on assessing the health dividend that derives from improving health by preventing and better managing chronic disease, and incorporating that into definitions of value.
Please join the PFCD and the American Journal of Managed Care as we celebrate a journal issue focused on chronic disease, with a thought-provoking panel discussion that challenges current definitions of “value” in health care from multiple perspectives.
Ken Thorpe, PhD, Chairman, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
Dr. Michael E. Chernew, PhD
Jed Constantz, Employer Advantage Health Care Solutions
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
* Lunch will be served in compliance with the Widely Attended Event exception to the Congressional Gift Ban.*
Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health
700 Second St, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Chronic Illness and Spending Growth by Michael Chernew
Patient Commitment Level
Chronic Disease Related Physical Limitation Impacts on Household Income, Kenneth E. Thorpe, PH.D. and Jason Hockenberry, PH.D.