The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease has developed a list of important research topics representing areas of high need and high value for people coping with multiple chronic conditions for PCORI’s consideration.
The recommended topic areas are organized by overarching objectives to enhance patient- centered outcomes – an empowered patient population engaging with a well-informed and equipped healthcare delivery system.
Over Half of Medicare Beneficiaries Have Five or More Chronic Conditions
WASHINGTON, DC – The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease released a white paper today on one of the most pressing challenges facing our health care system today -- how to care effectively for the significant and growing number of Americans coping with more than one chronic conditions.
One of the most pressing challenges facing our health care system today is how to care effectively for the significant and growing number of Americans coping with more than one chronic condition. The importance of prevention in both avoiding additional chronic conditions and progression of existing ones becomes paramount, particularly given several common risk factors for many of the most common chronic conditions.
Washington, D.C. (December 11, 2012) – The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) hosted a Capitol Hill briefing today, emphasizing the critical link between chronic conditions, rising Medicare costs, and quality of life for seniors.
Op-Ed in the Huffington Post by Kenneth Thorpe - Chairman, The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease As I've closely watched the back-and-forth negotiations over how to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, I've been struck that the discussions are missing a key element. When Democrats and Republicans debate over how best to "cut" the Medicare benefit, we're not hearing nearly enough about the impact these potential cuts could have on the health and wellness of the patient in this process.
Washington, D.C. (November 13, 2012) – The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) and WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) hosted a Capitol Hill briefing today, demonstrating their commitment to proactively identifying and advancing solutions to support health care providers in delivering coordinated, patient-cent
(February 28, 2012) American health care spending continues to rise, and by 2019, health care costs will approach $4.5 trillion – nearly 20 percent of our projected GDP. With this spending trajectory and our significant debt in mind, serious deficit reform must tackle rising health care costs, particularly in Medicare and Medicaid, and do so by sustainably removing costs from the system.
(Feb. 17, 2012) Friday’s payroll tax cut extension bill included $18 billion to maintain Medicare physician salaries at current levels for the rest of this year. Unlike the payroll tax extension, Congress insisted on paying for the doc-fix with offsetting budget cuts.
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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...