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MACRA Webinar Series - Clinical Practice Improvement Activities: What Consumers Want (April 28, 2016)

This webinar, presented April 28, 2016, reviews Clinical Practice Improvement Activities included in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).


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

The National Partnership expresses support for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Star Ratings, a valued and important tool for consumers looking to make informed choices about their hospital care.


MACRA 101 Webinar Slides (April 2016)

These slides are from the informational webinar conducted April 14, 2016 and review the context of MACRA, its provisions related to Medicare physician reimbursement, MIPS and APMs, the intersection of MACRA and Meaningful Use, its meaning for consumers and next steps.


National Partnership on ONC’s Model Privacy Notice


Understanding the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) Fact Sheet (April 2016)

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.


Cross Cutting Consumer Criteria for Patient-Centered Medical Homes

A truly patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is grounded in comprehensive and well-coordinated primary care that treats the whole person and is consistent with each patient’s unique needs and preferences.


Recommendations on Harmonization of Privacy Laws

Secure and private electronic information exchange can enable safe, more effective and more coordinated care; greater consumer engagement in health; and ultimately improved patient experiences and health outcomes.


Comments from the National Partnership on the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) Template

The National Partnership for Women & Families represents women across the country who are counting on successful continued implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). We appreciate the opportunity to comment on the proposed Summary of Benefits and Coverage and Uniform Glossary Required Under the Affordable Care Act published on February 26, 2016. The Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) plays a critical role in ensuring that consumers have the tools and information they need to compare health plans accurately on the metrics of benefit design and cost, and we look forward to continuing to work with the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury (the Departments) on this issue.


Testimony of Mark Savage, House Oversight Commitee (March 2016)

Hearing on Opportunities and Challenges in Advancing Health Information Technology, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Information Technology and Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative Rules


Consumer-Purchaser Alliance Comments on Draft Measure Development Plan (March 2016)

The 21 undersigned organizations are from a collaboration of leading consumer, labor, and purchaser organizations committed to improving the quality and affordability of health care through the use of performance information to inform consumer choice, payment, and quality improvement.


Pledge on 2016 ONC Commitments

The National Partnership for Women & Families shares the principle that to achieve open, connected health care for our communities, we all have the responsibility to take action. To further these goals, we commit to the following principles to advance interoperability among health information systems enabling appropriate and secure movement of data, which are foundational to the success of delivery system reform.


Crosscutting Consumer Criteria for Alternative Payment Models

If designed and implemented correctly, Alternative Payment Models (APMs) have the potential to provide comprehensive, coordinated, patient- and family-centered care while driving down costs.


Consumer Partnership for eHealth Comments on Revisions to Meaningful Use

The Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH) and the undersigned 24 organizations and individuals submit these formal comments on the finalized requirements for Stage 2 modifications and Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use program.


Comments on MACRA Request for Information (November 2015)

The National Partnership for Women & Families responds to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' request for information on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).


Comments on 1557 Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities (Nov. 2015)

The National Partnership's comments on the Section 1557 Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities proposed rule.


CBC 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.


Why the Affordable Care Act Matters for Women: Expanding Medicaid

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.


Why the Affordable Care Act Matters for Women: Health Insurance Coverage for Lower- and Moderate-Income Pregnant Women

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many women of childbearing age will gain access to affordable health insurance for the first time.


Why the Affordable Care Act Matters for Women: Restrictions on Abortion Coverage

Abortion is one of the most common medical procedures for women; an estimated one in three women will have an abortion in her lifetime. The majority of women who have abortions already have at least one child and many list the need to care for their children as a primary reason not to have another.


Why the Affordable Care Act Matters for Women: Improving Health Coverage for Women of Color

Women of color, many of whom have unique health issues or are disproportionately underserved by the current health-care system, have much to gain under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).


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