Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease Analyzes Key Provisions in Health Care Legislation Released To-Date

On August 11, 2009, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease released a side-by-side comparison of chronic care provisions contained within health reform legislation passed out of committee. The new publication, "Hitting the 'Bulls-eye' in Health Reform: Controlling Chronic Disease to Reduce Cost and Improve Quality," offers five recommendations for how Congress could better improve quality and reduce spending over the long-term:

  • Rollout evidence-based models for nationwide coordination of care in Medicare within the next three years;
  • Immediately expand the types of treatments in Medicare that would be paid on a "value," not "volume," basis;
  • Aggressively promote chronic disease prevention in the traditional health care system and beyond;
  • Remove barriers patients face to avert the development and progression of chronic illness; and,
  • Move from a paper-based system to a high-tech system that helps to coordinate care.

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