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Praise for Patient-Centered Payment Models, Bundled Payments - RevCycle Intelligence

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) apparently gets a big thumbs up this week. Leading consumer advocacy group, the National Partnership for Women & Families (NPWF), openly praises CMS for its efforts regarding patient-centered payment models.

News Coverage | July 14, 2015 | Health Care

Medicare plans big payment changes for knee and hip replacements - Los Angeles Times

Many consumer advocates applauded the government's move, but some industry groups urged caution. "This kind of innovation is a positive and promising step toward a healthcare system that rewards value instead of volume," said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | July 10, 2015 | Health Care

Medicare Plans Big Payment Changes For Knee and Hip Replacements - Los Angeles Times

"This kind of innovation is a positive and promising step toward a healthcare system that rewards value instead of volume," said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | July 10, 2015 | Health Care

Lawmakers Aim to Help People Balance Work, Family - Stateline

“Families are really struggling, and part of the reason they can’t get ahead is they lack basic protections,” said Vicki Shabo of the National Partnership for Women & Families, an advocacy group in Washington, D.C. “The challenges they’re facing are not their individual problems to face — they’re not alone. These are challenges that really sweep the country.”

News Coverage | July 9, 2015 | Work and Family

Members Of Congress Introduce Groundbreaking Bill To Help More Women Afford Abortion - ThinkProgress

A wide range of health-focused organizations — including Planned Parenthood, Physicians for Reproductive Health, the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, the National Abortion Federation, the National Partnership for Women & Families, and the Center for Reproductive Rights — praised the effort to roll back Hyde, releasing statements on Wednesday pointing out that policy harms some of the most economically vulnerable women in the country.

News Coverage | July 8, 2015 | Health Care, Maternity

A Budget That Would Undermine and Reverse Progress on Health Care - Roll Call

National Partnership for Women & Families President Debra L. Ness authored this opinion-editorial on the proposed fiscal year 2016 Labor-HHS-Education budgets.

News Coverage | July 7, 2015 | Health Care

Indiana's religious freedom bill among host of new laws - Associated Press/ABC 33/40

"The fact that the largest state in the country, the most populous state in the country has enacted a paid sick leave law will show, I'm sure, that this policy is good for workers, good for business and good for the economy," said Vicki Shabo, a vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | July 6, 2015 | Work and Family

Get My Health Data Campaign Launches - Healthcare IT News

"With the Get My Health Data Campaign, we are creating a concerted push from consumers that will liberate digital health information so it gets into the hands of patients and family caregivers, allowing them to more fully engage in their health and care," said Christine Bechtel in a news statement.

News Coverage | July 6, 2015 | Health Care, Health Information Technology (IT)

A Budget That Would Undermine and Reverse Progress on Health Care | Commentary - Roll Call

"Anyone who looked closely at the fiscal 2016 Labor-HHS-Education budget that sailed through the House Appropriations Committee recently was in for a jolt. It may be impossible to overstate the many ways this legislation would take the country backward, said Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | July 6, 2015 | Health Care, Maternity

Could new rule mean overtime for more salaried workers? - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, said the change would help many including “women who cannot put food on the table, mothers who cannot buy shoes for their children and grandmothers who cannot buy gas for their cars even though they work long hours.”

News Coverage | July 1, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

MEANINGFUL USE: Patient Engagement Seen Suffering if Proposed MU Rule Finalized - Health Data Management

News Coverage | July 1, 2015 | Health Care

Which new laws take effect July 1 in California? - Associated Press/KRCA

"This policy is good for workers, good for business and good for the economy," said Vicki Shabo, a vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, which promotes such policies.

News Coverage | July 1, 2015 | Work and Family

California paid sick leave act goes into effect July 1 - KXTV-TV/USA Today

It's unclear whether other states require certain employers to provide unpaid sick days, according to the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | June 30, 2015 | Work and Family

Millions Of California Workers Could Benefit From New Sick Pay Law - Associated Press/CBS SF Bay Area

“This policy is good for workers, good for business and good for the economy,” said Vicki Shabo, a vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, which promotes such policies.

News Coverage | June 30, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

If You’re Planning on Having a Baby, Check Your Health Insurance - Washington Post

“The payments that are made are highly concentrated in that little window,” said Carol Sakala, director of the Childbirth Connection, one of the organizations that commissioned the study. Childbirth Connection is a program of the National Partnership for Women and Families, an advocacy group.

News Coverage | June 29, 2015 | Health Care, Maternity

Do Meaningful Use Requirements Need the 5% Objective Back? - EHR Intelligence

“CPeH, C-P Alliance, and the undersigned organizations and individuals are dismayed that CMS intends no longer to require that five percent of patients view, download or transmit their health information or send a secure message to their providers,” the letter from the Consumer Partnership for eHealth states.

News Coverage | June 29, 2015 | Health Care

How to Take Charge of Your Medical Records - Wall Street Journal

News Coverage | June 29, 2015 | Health Care

Constitution Check: Is the Fight Over Obamacare Over, in the Courts and Elsewhere? - National Constitution Center/Yahoo! News

“We hope this decisive 6-3 ruling finally puts an end to politically motivated, grossly irresponsible attacks on the Affordable Care Act….We urge every member of Congress, every lawmaker and every politician to search their consciences and finally end the attempts to defund or derail the ACA,” said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | June 26, 2015 | Health Care

After Ruling Obama Says ACA 'Here to Stay' - Women’s eNews

"Women are 54 percent of those purchasing coverage through the federal marketplace and would have been hurt the most by an adverse ruling ... Roughly 76 million people are benefiting from access to covered preventive care, including contraceptive services," said Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | June 25, 2015 | Health Care, Reproductive Health, Maternity

Supreme Court Saves Obamacare, Rules Subsidies are Legal on Federal Exchanges - The Business Journals

“We hope this decisive 6-3 ruling finally puts an end to politically motivated, grossly irresponsible attacks on the Affordable Care Act,” said Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | June 25, 2015 | Health Care

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