Margaret A. Murray, Chief Executive Officer, Association for Community Affiliated Plans: Improving Chronic Care in Medicare Advantage and Beyond
Ann Hwang, MD, Director, Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation, Community Catalyst: Medicare Advantage and Chronic Care
Peter Begans, Senior Vice President, SCAN Health Plan: What can Congress do to Improve Chronic Care?
Just 5% of beneficiaries, often those living with multiple chronic conditions and facing significant socio-economic challenges or functional limitations, can generate nearly half of the health care spending. An increasing number of Medicare Advantage plans are embracing the challenge of caring for the chronically ill and developing innovative strategies to improve both their care and their quality of life.
At this forum, representatives from health plans and consumer advocacy communities will identify the policy barriers to superior care for the chronically ill and explore how to surmount them. Topics addressed will range from risk adjustment and the STARS quality system to Special Needs Plans and long-term services and supports.