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Top Policy Experts to Debate Link Between Rising Health Care Costs and Advances in Medical Technology, Wednesday, April 16, 2008, From 8:30 - 10:00 A.M., at DC's National Press Club

CBO Director Orszag, CMS Administrator Weems, Congressman Gene Green Among High-Level Panelists to Examine One of the Biggest Cost Drivers in Health Care At U.S. News & World Report Breakfast

WASHINGTON, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by U.S. News & World Report:


DESCRIPTION: U.S. News & World Report's National Issues Briefing, in association with Siemens Healthcare, will examine the "value paradigm" between advances in technology and rising health care costs. The Briefing will consider the more frequent use of imaging in initial clinical evaluation, cost effectiveness and accessibility as well as early lessons in deploying health technology and what the industry can expect to deliver in the near future. The panel will also explore practical ways in which government and the health care industry can create standards for measuring new technologies, ensuring both quality of procedures and innovation while reducing costs.

WELCOME: Thomas Miller, CEO, Workflow and Solutions, Siemens Healthcare Sector (confirmed)

MODERATOR: Bernadine Healy, M.D., Health Editor, U.S. News & World Report (confirmed)

PANEL: Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D., Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (confirmed)

The Honorable Gene Green (D-TX), U.S. House of Representatives; Member, Subcommittee on Health (Energy & Commerce) (confirmed)

Judd E. Hollander, M.D., Professor, Clinical Research Director, University of Pennsylvania; President, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (confirmed)

Hala Moddelmug, President and CEO, Susan G. Komen for the Cure (confirmed)

Peter R. Orszag, Director, Congressional Budget Office (confirmed)

Kerry N. Weems, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (confirmed)


TIME: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (open to media with RSVP; complimentary breakfast begins at 8:00 a.m.; camera set up prior to start of panel discussion at 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.; Q&A opportunity with panel towards end of discussion)

PLACE: The National Press Club

529 14th Street, N.W. (13th Floor, BALLROOM)

Washington, D.C. 20045

RSVP: James Long, Executive Producer

212.577.2584 (office); 917.957.4610 (cell; day of event) (preferred email)

Contact: James Long

212.577.2584 (office)

917.957.4610 (cell; day of event) (preferred email)

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