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Resource Library: Health Care

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CPeH 2016 Activities and Accomplishments

Health information technology (health IT) can enable the access, engagement and partnership that individuals and families need for better care coordination and better health. In 2016, the Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH) successfully integrated person-centered health IT into new national initiatives designed to transform the way care is delivered and shift the emphasis from quantity of health services to quality and value.


Repealing the ACA Endangers Women’s Health and Financial Security

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation. Attempts to repeal the ACA not only put women’s access to health care in dire jeopardy, but threaten their economic security as well. Repealing the ACA risks going back to a time when women struggled to find affordable health coverage in the individual market, were routinely charged more than men for health insurance and often found that health coverage did not cover their essential health care needs.


National Partnership Comments on MACRA Final Rule (December 2016)

Read the National Partnership's comments on the final MACRA rule, submitted in December 2016.


Health IT in the Quality Payment Program

Under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), the new Quality Payment Program (QPP) will bring the biggest change in Medicare reimbursement in decades. It offers a critical opportunity to drive health system transformation that results in authentic patient- and family-centered care.


Health IT in the Quality Payment Program

Under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), the new Quality Payment Program (QPP) will bring the biggest change in Medicare reimbursement in decades.


Understanding Medicare's Quality Payment Program

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is intended to accelerate the transition to a health care system that rewards quality and value, rather than volume, and help ensure that patients experience better care and improved health outcomes. Under MACRA, the new Quality Payment Program (QPP) will bring the biggest change in Medicare reimbursement in decades. It offers a critical opportunity to drive health system transformation that results in authentic patient- and family-centered care.


A Consumer’s Guide to Choosing and Using Health Insurance

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation. In the more than six years since its passage, it has made more affordable, comprehensive health insurance coverage available to millions of consumers. About 20 million people have gained health coverage under the law, and roughly 12.7 million people signed up for marketplace plans during the third open enrollment period.


Summary of Key Provisions

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation. Improving access to health care has long been a priority for women for a number of reasons, including the fact that women have more contact with the health care system over their lifetimes than do men; their health care needs are greater, especially during their reproductive years; and many women coordinate health care for spouses, children, aging parents and other loved ones. The ACA has already improved women’s access to health insurance coverage, making access to quality, affordable health care more of a reality for women and their families.


Improving Care for Pregnant Women and New Parents

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation, and includes benefits that are critically important for pregnant women and new parents. Thanks to the ACA, most plans now ensure coverage for the health services expecting and new parents need. The law guarantees coverage for maternity services and provides support for eligible new parents once their child is born.


Consumer Partnership for eHealth Comments on Proposed Modifications to Meaningful Use Stages 2 and 3 (September 2016)


National Partnership Comments on Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Medicare Part B for 2017

The National Partnership for Women & Families comments on the proposed rule on Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2017 (CMS-1654-P).


National Partnership Comments on HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016


National Partnership Comments on Summary of Benefits and Coverage Template (2015)


National Partnership Comments on Draft 2017 Letter to Issuers in the Federally Facilitated Marketplaces


National Partnership Comments on Draft 2016 Letter to Issuers in the Federally Facilitated Marketplaces


National Partnership Comments on Hospital Star Ratings Program (July 2016)

We commend the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for developing Hospital Star Ratings, which will be a valued and important tool for consumers looking to make informed choices about their hospital care.


Coalition for Better Care Comments on MACRA Proposed Rule (June 2016)


National Partnership Comments on MACRA Proposed Rule (June 2016)

The National Partnership for Women & Families submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on the proposed rule for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.


Consumer Partnership for eHealth Comments on MACRA Proposed Rule (June 2016)


Consumer Benefits of Health IT

This fact sheet outlines how health information technology supports patients and family caregivers (revised version).


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