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The Long-term Approach to Entitlement Reform
December 14, 2012With all of the rhetoric about entitlement reform, both sides are debating the best way to cut Medicare. Rarely discussed in these conversations, though, is what the short-term and long-term impact will be to the patient.My column, “The Link Between Fiscal Health and Population...
Dec 14, 2012
Research and Metrics Underscore the Importance of Fighting Chronic Disease
December 14, 2012The Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010) is the largest ever systematic effort to capture the global distribution and causes of a wide array of major diseases, injuries, and health risk factors. The report highlights non-communicable diseases, such as cancer and heart...
Dec 14, 2012
Fighting the Chronic Disease Challenge in California and the Nation
December 6, 2012On November 27th, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease hosted a forum at the Hotel Sainte Claire in San Jose, CA that included a discussion on the “Chronic Disease Challenge in California and the Nation, Achieving Healthy Changes: How technology can transform healthcare.” The...
Dec 07, 2012
Affordable Care Act Proposed Rules
November 27, 2012Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, the Obama administration announced new regulations to implement three key provisions of the Affordable Care Act. They focus on insurance market reforms, standards for coverage of essential health benefits and employer-based wellness programs....
Dec 04, 2012
PCORI Multiple Chronic Conditions Roundtable Highlights
November 21, 2012On November 16th, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease hosted the “Multiple Chronic Conditions and Opportunities for PCORI Research” roundtable at the American Osteopathic Association in Washington. This event served to bring together physicians, patient advocates, patients and...
Nov 23, 2012
Innovations in Care Delivery Models and the Role of Physician Incentives
November 15, 2012On Tuesday, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD), in collaboration with WellPoint, held a Capitol Hill Briefing titled “Partnerships in Health: Innovations in Care Delivery Models and the Role of Physician Incentives.” It was part of an ongoing effort to highlight...
Nov 16, 2012
Addressing the health needs of individual patients
In an earlier post in this space, I noted that the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease is supportive of the mission of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). In fact, I noted that PCORI could do important and necessary work by devoting resources to a better understanding of the...
Nov 10, 2012
What the Election Means for Health Care
November 7, 2012With the election now in our rearview mirror and the President’s second term set to begin in January, it’s important to take a look at how this result will shape the healthcare landscape and, in particular, impact the fight against chronic disease.  With near certainty, the...
Nov 08, 2012
Possible Outcomes of Tuesday’s Election
November 1, 2012Until the results are known from next week’s election, implementation of the Affordable Care Act hangs in the balance. Since the SCOTUS’ June ruling on the Affordable Care Act, states have been tasked with making a decision regarding their plans for a Medicaid expansion. So far,...
Nov 01, 2012
Determining Paths of Research
October 23, 2012As reported in this blog time and again, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease certainly understands and values the heavy burdens patients and providers alike have to take into consideration when vetting options for treating chronic disease.  It is for this reason PFCD...
Oct 25, 2012

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