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PricewaterhouseCoopers Announces Five-part Webcast Series on the Business Implications of Health Reform (Regardless of the Final Bill)
Date:9/21/2009

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Industries Group today announced a five-part webcast series that will explore the business implications of one of the greatest domestic policy debates of the modern era: Health reform. As the debate continues to rage in Washington, health industry stakeholders have been left with more questions than answers. The upcoming PwC webcast series entitled 360 Degree Insight will address significant issues that all public and private-sector stakeholders should be aware of regardless of the final details of the bill passed by Congress.

The five-part series, beginning September 25 and concluding November 20, will explore the answer to "What if" questions about issues that have enormous implications for hospitals, physicians, health plans, pharmaceutical companies and employers. Topics addressed will cover the restructuring of government payments; new models of care and how they will be reimbursed; health insurance reform; IT implementation; comparative effectiveness, and lessons learned from the Massachusetts model of universal healthcare and payment reform.

The webcasts are as follows:

Healthcare payment bubble: Current and future changes in government payment

Friday, September 25, 2009 / 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET

Annual increases in healthcare costs have resulted in growing criticism of the existing inefficiencies and incentives in the health industry. PwC will address potential changes in government payment under discussion and the impact these changes could have on the entire health industry.

  • What if Medicare's Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula goes away?
  • What if Medicare provider rates are frozen?
  • What if Medicaid
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