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NHPC tackles escalating health care costs, veterans health, comparative effectiveness research

Join experts from the Administration, Congress, and academia to discuss evidence-based solutions to the top health policy issues of 2008. Topics include fostering better care with better value, ensuring equitable access, and managing system stressors.

Agenda Highlights:

  • What are the benefits and potential pitfalls of comparative effectiveness research?

Panelists include: Mark McClellan, former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy

  • How do we ensure our nation's heroes get the care they deserve and how can the Department of Defense and Veteran's Affairs health care systems adapt to the needs of today's soldiers and veterans?

Panelists include: Lieutenant General James G. Roudebush, United States Air Force; Donna Shalala, University of Miami and former Secretary of Health and Human Services; Gail Wilensky, Project HOPE

  • What are the implications of rising health care costs for the federal budget, the economy, and the health care system?

Panelists include: Peter Orszag, Congressional Budget Office; Dennis Rivera, Service Employees International Union; Katherine Baicker, Harvard University professor and former White House economic policy advisor; and Marilyn Moon, American Institutes for Research

Conference Dates: Monday, February 4 and Tuesday, February 5
Hours: Registration opens at 8 a.m.; Sessions begin at 9 a.m.

Where: Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036


Contact: Kristin Rosengren

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