Navigation Links
Amended Chairman's Mark Sets Stage for "Hitting 'Bulls-eye' in Health Reform"
Date:10/9/2009

Analysis of Health Reform Legislation Shows Shift Towards Health, Wellness; "A la Carte" Approach Could Limit Impact, Expert Cautions

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) today released an updated comparison of chronic care provisions contained within health reform legislation to reflect the amended Senate Finance Committee proposal. The amended "Chairman's Mark" includes numerous provisions to prevent and manage chronic disease, the top cost driver in health care, as do the two other major pieces of health reform legislation under consideration in Congress.

"For the first time in a national debate on health care, preventing and managing chronic disease is being recognized as a health reform priority that holds the key to helping improve health and reduce costs over the long-term," said Ken Thorpe, Ph.D., PFCD Executive Director. "And, I think the legislation coming out of the Finance Committee is a great example of the type of comprehensive change needed to set the stage for Congress to hit the 'bulls-eye' in health reform this year."

"I'm also encouraged that the Congressional Budget Office's cost estimate of the bill shows that we can improve quality and expand coverage and while still achieving cost-savings," Thorpe added, noting that the amended Chairman's Mark invests nearly $5 billion in prevention initiatives to reduce rates of common and costly chronic illnesses, in addition to funding a new prevention and wellness trust fund.

"However, as legislation moves forward, we need to remain cognizant of the importance of taking a holistic, as opposed to an 'a la carte,' approach to delivery system reforms. Well-coordinated, comprehensive changes are required to improve prevention, disease management, coordination of care, and care transitions or else we won't be able to effectively control costs -- especially in Medicare."

PFCD's
'/>"/>

SOURCE Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. ZS Associates: Synygys Amended Complaint Has No Merit
2. CareFusion Files Amended Form 10 Registration Statement With SEC
3. Bioniche Revolving Credit Facility Maturity Date Amended
4. Cordex Pharma Submits to the FDA an Amended Special Protocol Assessment for ATPace
5. Haemacure financing receives shareholder consent - Series B Warrants are amended
6. TeamStaff Announces Amended Revolving Credit Facility with Sovereign Business Capital
7. Heska Announces Amended Agreement With AgriLabs
8. NutraDyne, Inc. Closes Amended Exchange Agreement With Changchun Yongxin Dirui Medical Co., Ltd.
9. Boston Scientific Announces Amended Agreement to Settle Product Lawsuits
10. Plaintiffs Obtain $240 Million Amended Settlement In Guidant Defibrillators Products Liability Litigation
11. The Rev. Michael J. OConnell Assumes Chairmanship of Hazelden Foundation Board of Trustees
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 The ... Pro Bodybuilder Ben Pakulski to increase lean muscle by up ... This has caught the attention of HealthyandFitZone.com’s Stan Stevenson, prompting ... shows that it is a step-by-step, scientific diet formula that ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Blue Cross and Blue Shield ... exemplify what it means to “Live Fearless.” , ... to share their stories about how they or someone they ... others by living in the moment. By telling these types ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... New York (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 The ... ) in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West ... Bard, Inc. in that proceeding’s first bellwether trial. In an ... for a new trial after finding that C.R. Bard had ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 A new white ... experience and person-centeredness in the long-term care environment as ... across the continuum. The paper, “The Power of Person-Centeredness ... perspectives and practices of the patient, resident and family ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Autocarinsurancebest.com has released a new blog post ... insurance policy . , Auto insurance quotes help many ... no longer necessary to call an agent or visit an ... on a single website: http://autocarinsurancebest.com/ . , Every business ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Incredible Bulk: Review Examining Ben Pakulski’s Brand New Bulking Muscle Building Diet Program Released 2Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to Showcase “Faces of Fearless” 2Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 2Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 3Health News:Commercial Auto Insurance Provides Several Important Features! 2
... help infants with prenatal complications or who were injured ... University of Michigan researcher. Prenatal injuries can often ... toddlers get a more serious diagnosis, such as cerebral ... at the U-M School of Kinesiology. Some of those ...
... , ... Insurance Plans (AHIP) President and CEO Karen Ignagni this afternoon made the following remarks ... ... 2010 -- America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) President and CEO Karen Ignagni this afternoon ...
... are most susceptible, researchers say , MONDAY, Feb. ... especially the first trimester, may increase a woman,s risk ... study included 345 pregnant women with gestational diabetes and ... as glucose intolerance that typically occurs during the second ...
... with depression-specific acupuncture , MONDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) ... another treatment option, new research suggests. , The ... a 63 percent response rate compared to a 44 ... or massage. , "We tested acupuncture as a standalone ...
... pharmacists, respiratory therapists and an ,intensivist, increases the odds ... News) -- Intensive care patients are less likely to ... care team that includes doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, clinical ... Researchers analyzed data from more than 107,000 patients admitted ...
... relationship, study finds , MONDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) ... a physician doesn,t believe will work, savvy doctors say ... medicines leads many patients to request drugs that may ... taking into account the patient,s needs and desires is ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Treadmill training could help tots walk 2Health News:AHIP Statement on the Status of Health Care Reform 2Health News:AHIP Statement on the Status of Health Care Reform 3Health News:AHIP Statement on the Status of Health Care Reform 4Health News:AHIP Statement on the Status of Health Care Reform 5Health News:AHIP Statement on the Status of Health Care Reform 6Health News:Excessive Weight Gain During Pregnancy Raises Gestational Diabetes Risk 2Health News:Acupuncture May Ease Depression During Pregnancy 2Health News:Acupuncture May Ease Depression During Pregnancy 3Health News:ICU Patients Gain From Team Approach to Care 2Health News: Doctors Have Many Ways to Say 'No' 2Health News: Doctors Have Many Ways to Say 'No' 3
(Date:1/23/2015)... 23, 2015  A new analysis of Centers for Medicare ... data shows that 81 percent of seniors chose lower-cost ... discounts at certain pharmacies. The findings were released by ... are now the foundation of Medicare Part D," said ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Fla. and DUBLIN , Jan. ... the agreement with KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. for the compounding, ... be compounded for shipment in the United States ... FDA approved Outsourcing Facility capable of compounding naltrexone tablets in ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015  Now available for sale, ... 7,849,611) support that prevents ankle sprains by cushioning the ... it fits securely around the outside of any shoe ... & comfort while still offering protection against sprains. With ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Analysis: 81 Percent of Medicare Part D Seniors Choose "Preferred Pharmacy" Plans in 2015 2Immune Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Agreement with KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. 2Immune Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Agreement with KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. 3Immune Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Agreement with KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. 4The Armor1 Ankle Roll Guard is the New Breakthrough Solution for Ankle Sprain Prevention! 2
... Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPTR ) ... Senior Vice President of Research and Development, Cynthia Schwalm ... M.D., as Senior Vice President of Pharmacovigilance. These newly ... the Company prepares for the potential launch of its ...
... Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO ; TASE) today announced ... Perrigo,s Chairman and CEO Joseph C. Papa commented, "We ... performance. The main contributors to this strong performance were $44 ... Rx and API segments and another solid quarter in Nutritionals. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Optimer Pharmaceuticals Expands Senior Management Team 2Optimer Pharmaceuticals Expands Senior Management Team 3Optimer Pharmaceuticals Expands Senior Management Team 4Optimer Pharmaceuticals Expands Senior Management Team 5Perrigo Reports Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings and Raises Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance 2Perrigo Reports Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings and Raises Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance 3Perrigo Reports Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings and Raises Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance 4Perrigo Reports Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings and Raises Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance 5Perrigo Reports Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings and Raises Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance 6Perrigo Reports Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings and Raises Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance 7Perrigo Reports Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings and Raises Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance 8Perrigo Reports Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings and Raises Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance 9Perrigo Reports Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings and Raises Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance 10Perrigo Reports Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings and Raises Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance 11Perrigo Reports Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings and Raises Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance 12Perrigo Reports Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings and Raises Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance 13Perrigo Reports Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings and Raises Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance 14Perrigo Reports Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings and Raises Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance 15Perrigo Reports Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings and Raises Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance 16Perrigo Reports Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings and Raises Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance 17Perrigo Reports Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings and Raises Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance 18
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: