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Better Care Legislation a Positive Step in Fight Against the Growing Epidemic of Chronic Disease
Washington, D.C. (February 7, 2014) – The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) applauds the intent of the Better Care, Lower Cost Act to improve care for people with Medicare who live with chronic illness.The bipartisan, bi-cameral legislation introduced by Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and
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Feb 7,2014
Proposed Medicare Changes Threaten Nation's Most Vulnerable
From the Huffington PostJanuary 31, 2014Despite the fact that Medicare's per capita cost increases are at historic lows, policymakers continue to look for ways to put new constraints on program spending. There's nothing inherently wrong with that. In fact, given the rapid growth in the beneficiary
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Feb 3,2014
CMS' 2014 Fee Schedule Proposes New Codes to Benefit Family Physicians
From the American Academy of Family Physicians newsroomJuly 24, 2013The AAFP's significant work to urge CMS to recognize the work involved when family physicians and other primary care professionals take care of patients with chronic conditions is bearing fruit. For example, in the proposed 2014
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Dec 3,2013
PFCD and WellPoint Advocate for Cancer Patient AND Caregiver Support
Washington, D.C. (November 14, 2013) – The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) and WellPoint, Inc. hosted Innovative Support Programs for Cancer Patients and Caregivers today, highlighting the importance of programs and policies that foster comprehensive healthcare solutions aimed at
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Nov 14,2013
Chart Pack: Obesity in America at Epidemic Proportions
New Almanac of Chronic Disease Serves as Comprehensive ResourceWashington, D.C. (November 11, 2013) – One in three Americans identifies obesity and obesity-related chronic disease as the most urgent health problem facing the country. Today, nearly two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese,
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Nov 12,2013
National and Local Leaders Confront Obesity and its Impact on Chronic Diseases
Elected Officials, Healthcare Specialists & Diverse Communities Speak Out at Addressing Obesity in America Conference(Oct 23, 2013 - Los Angeles) – Yesterday, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) hosted a symposium of more than 200 health stakeholders in Los Angeles to discuss
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Oct 23,2013
National Leaders Join the Fight Against Obesity at Addressing Obesity in America Conference
Elected Officials, Healthcare Experts and Diverse Communities Confront Prevalent Chronic DiseaseAddressing Obesity in AmericaWatch the live webcast - starting at 8:45am PDT (11:45 EDT)October 22, 2013.WHATA diverse group of healthcare experts, policy makers and community advocates is
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Oct 19,2013
Throughout the world, chronic non-communicable diseases exert a tremendous economic and social burden
ISTANBUL, September 24 2013 – Today, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) and the Turkish Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (AIFD) convened a meeting of stakeholders to discuss and make recommendations on how to develop best practices and partnerships to improve
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Sep 24,2013
New Mobile App Details Chronic Disease Economics and Impact in the United States
(Washington - September 10, 2013) The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) today announced the release of the 2013 Almanac of Chronic Disease, a powerful tool for policy makers, healthcare professionals, academics and other stakeholders to raise awareness of the impact of chronic disease in
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Sep 10,2013
Growing obesity rates threaten Medicare solvency: Letter
This spring, the Medicare Board of Trustees released its annual report showing that the Medicare program remains in financial peril. Based on current projections, Medicare will enter financial insolvency a little more than a decade from now, in 2026.More recently, we've seen a report from the
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Aug 26,2013