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Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Comments Template


Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Payment Model Questions for Consumers


Comments on Medicaid/CHIP Managed Care Proposed Rule (July 2015)

The National Partnership for Women & Families appreciates the opportunity to offer comments on the proposed rule on Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Programs; Medicaid Managed Care, CHIP Delivered in Managed Care, Medicaid and CHIP Comprehensive Quality Strategies, and Revisions Related to Third Party Liability.


Lessons From the Frontline: Strategies for Supporting Informed Consumer Decision-Making in the Health Insurance Marketplace

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.


National Partnership Comments on Wellness Regulations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

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.


Letter Forwarding Public Comments Opposing Stage 2 Modification NPRM Patient Engagement Provisions

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.


Joint CPeH-CP Alliance Letter to CMS on Stage 2 Amendments

The Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH), the Consumer-Purchaser Alliance (C-P Alliance), and the undersigned 50 organizations submit these formal comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services's (CMS) proposed reversal of key patient-engagement critejavascript:void(0);ria in meaningful use for 2015 to 2017.


Coalition for Better Care (CBC) Comments on Next Generation ACO Model

The Coalition for Better Care (CBC) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model Request for Applications (RFA).


How Accountable Care Impacts the Way Consumers Receive Care

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.


CPeH Comments on Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap

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 Affordable Care Act: Five Years of Progress

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.


Standing Up for Women & Familes in 2015

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.


Supporting Informed Decision-Making in the Health Insurance Marketplace: A Progress Report

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.


Campaign for Better Care MSSP ACO Comments and Supporting Documents

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.


Statement of Judith L. Lichtman Submitted to the U.S. Senate HELP Committee for Hearing on “Employer Wellness Programs: Better Health Outcomes and Lower Costs”

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.


Why the Affordable Care Act Matters For Women: Preparing for Tax Time

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.


Presentation: Engaging Patients and Families: How Consumers Value and Use Health IT

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.


Engaging Patients and Families: How Consumers Value and Use Health IT

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: A Guide to Getting Started for Hospitals

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.


Increasing Access to Health Care for Women and Families: Medicaid Expansion

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.


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