WASHINGTON, DC—Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) touted their forthcoming bipartisan proposal to improve chronic care at a roundtable on innovation and reform in Medicare and Medicare Advantage (MA) yesterday.
“Senators Isakson and Wyden are doing vital work. If we are going to keep Medicare affordable, we must expand, not curtail, innovative approaches to treating chronic disease like those developed by high-quality MA plans and others,” said John Rother, President and CEO of the National Coalition on Health Care (NCHC), one of two co-sponsors of the event.
In addition to the remarks from Senators Isakson and Wyden, the Roundtable featured presentations by two experts in health care policy: Lanhee J. Chen, Ph.D., Research Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, and Kenneth E. Thorpe, Ph.D., co-chair of the event’s other co-sponsor, Partnership for the Future of Medicare (PFM). Dr. Chen pointed to successes in the Medicare Advantage program, while Dr. Thorpe discussed his “Medicare Integrate” proposal to extend successful care management approaches to the original Medicare program.
View full press release and presentations here: https://www.nchc.org/isakson-wyden-promote-forthcoming-medicare-proposal-in-capitol-hill-event/