NCHC Forums bring together thought leaders, policymakers and stakeholders for timely public discussions about the future of America’s health system. The views expressed by the speakers are their own and do not reflect the positions of the National Coalition on Health Care or NCHC Action Fund.
All Upcoming 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
IMPROVING CHRONIC CARE IN MEDICARE ADVANTAGE AND BEYOND
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Capitol Visitors Center, SVC 209/208
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.
THE ESCALATING COSTS OF HEALTH COVERAGE: CAUSES, IMPACTS, AND OPTIONS
10:30 AM – 12:00 PMRussell Senate Office Building, Room 485
Paul Ginsburg, Director, Brookings Institution Center on Health Policy, and Chair in Health Policy Studies, Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, University of Southern California: Fostering Competition in Consolidated Markets
Sara Collins, Vice President, Health Care Coverage and Access, Commonwealth Fund: The Problem of Underinsurance
Damon A. Silvers, Director of Policy and Special Counsel, AFL-CIO: The Escalating Costs of Health Coverage
Scott A. Weltz, Principal and Consulting Actuary, Milliman, and Coauthor of the 2015 Milliman Medical Index report: 2015 Milliman Medical Index
The costs of health coverage are again escalating much more rapidly than general inflation—which puts increasing pressure on wages and jobs, access to needed health care, employer and family budgets, productivity, and the global competitiveness of American firms. In this National Coalition on Health Care Forum, a distinguished panel will analyze and explain the causes and effects of these accelerating costs—and strategies for slowing the rates of increase and reducing their harmful impacts. Please join us for this important and timely briefing and discussion.