(Oct 23, 2013 - Los Angeles) – Yesterday, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) hosted a symposium of more than 200 health stakeholders in Los Angeles to discuss proactive solutions to addressing America’s obesity crisis.
ISTANBUL, September 24 2013 – Today, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) and the Turkish Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (AIFD) convened a meeting of stakeholders to discuss and make recommendations on how to develop best practices and partnerships to improve chronic disease prevention and management in Turkey.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ben Cardin (D-Maryland) and Angus King (I-Maine) have joined together to introduce nonpartisan legislation that would direct the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to more accurately reflect the cost-savings of preventive healthcare, including screenings. The Preventive Health Savings Act of 2013 (S. 1422) would also allow the Chairman or Ranking Member of the House or Senate Budget Committee, or the health committees—HELP, Finance, Ways and Means, or Energy and Commerce – to request an analysis of preventive measures extending beyond the existing 10-year window to two additional 10-year periods. Senators Crapo and Cardin are members of the Senate Finance Committee.
Panel explores options to improve prevention and provide access to better treatment
Washington, D.C. (July 31, 2013) – The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) today hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill with representatives of the American Medical Association, the YMCA of the USA and the STOP Obesity Alliance focusing on the growing impact of obesity and obesity-related chronic disease to U.S. health care system.
Washington, D.C. (July 26, 2013) – The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) and WellPoint, Inc. hosted a Capitol Hill briefing today, addressing the increasing need for more effective and efficient approaches to health care for the Medicare population. This co-sponsored briefing was part of an ongoing collaboration focused on proactively identifying and advancing approaches to health care that address the crippling impact of chronic disease and support the delivery of coordinated, patient-centered care.
Yesterday evening, the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee began marking up a bipartisan bill to permanently repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR) payment formula. The legislation allows for a transition to new performance-based delivery reforms and incentivizes physicians to begin practicing under those models now.
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The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) is a coalition of hundreds of patient, provider, community, business and labor groups, and health policy experts, committed to raising awareness of the number one cause of death, disability and...