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Roughly 16.4 million people have gained health coverage in the five years since passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and more than 11 million signed up for marketplace plans during the second open enrollment period alone.
A letter to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) from the National Partnership urging the EEOC to maintain strong civil rights protections for all workers with respect to workplace wellness programs.
When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed a significant retreat in key patient-engagement provisions of the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program on April 10, the National Partnership for Women & Families informed people across the United States of the proposed amendments. Over 5,000 people, from every state and territory, sent letters urging CMS not to reverse these requirements.
The Coalition for Better Care (CBC) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model Request for Applications (RFA).
In Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), physicians, hospitals and other health care providers work together to improve the quality and coordination of health care services for a population of patients.
The Consumer Partnership for eHealth's (CPeH) Comments on the draft Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap delivered to Dr. Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation – is March 23, 2015. Five years after the law was enacted, the ACA has already helped millions of women and families and it is poised to help millions more.
In 2015, the National Partnership for Women & Families is urging members of Congress to stand up for women and families by supporting the following legislative agenda.
A key goal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was to create an insurance market in which consumers would have the ability to compare coverage options across standardized criteria and identify the plan that best meets their families’ health care needs.
The Campaign for Better Care (CBC) (led by the National Partnership for Women & Families) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) proposed rule.
Chairman Alexander, Ranking Member Murray, Members of the Committee, my name is Judith Lichtman, and I am Senior Advisor at the National Partnership for Women & Families. Thank you for the opportunity to offer recommendations on ensuring nondiscrimination in employer wellness programs, to be considered today in conjunction with the committee’s hearing.
To ensure that health plans in the marketplace remain affordable and accessible, the ACA offers financial assistance in the form of premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions to individuals purchasing coverage. The law also requires most individuals – with some exceptions – to enroll in minimum essential coverage (MEC) or pay a tax penalty.
A growing number of consumers are embracing electronic health records (EHRs), and the significant boost in online access to health information is increasing patient engagement in their care. In the last year, more than four in five patients with online access to their health records (86 percent) used their online records at least once – and more than half (55 percent) used them three or more times a year. Those are among the findings from a study released by the National Partnership for Women & Families.
Nearly every stakeholder recognizes that greater patient centeredness and patient engagement are essential to the “Triple Aim” of federal health reform: improving care, improving health and reducing cost.
Partnering with patients and families is a key strategy for achieving your hospital’s goals, including improving patient experience of care and reducing avoidable hospital readmissions and hospital-acquired infections.
Prior to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the cost of health insurance placed a particular burden on lower-income women who needed health care services but often struggled to pay insurance premiums and the out-of-pocket costs of care.
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), quality health insurance is now more accessible to women and families. More than eight million Americans have signed up for health coverage through health insurance marketplaces since October 2013.
On average, women use the health care system to a greater extent than men, and thus stand to benefit more from greater access to their own health information and electronic tools that help them manage their health and coordinate their care.
Health information technology (health IT) is a foundational component of a more patient-centered, effective and efficient health care system where women and their health care providers have access to the information they need anytime, anywhere.
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