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Upcoming Events:
October 9: Home & Community Based Services
October 14: Medicare Open Enrollment- Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drugs

Upcoming Briefings

Friday, October 09, 2015: Home and Community-Based Services: System-wide Coordination to Improve Care, Hold Down Costs

The movement toward home and community-based, long-term services and supports (LTSS) continues to grow, resulting in increased demand for these services. The goal is to help people live in the community independently, yet many barriers to offering HCBS still exist. This briefing will examine the potential of HCBS to reduce health care costs and improve quality of care. It will explore the intersection of HCBS, the broader health care delivery system and Medicaid, which is the largest payer of LTSS.   Info & Registration 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015: Medicare Open Enrollment Preview

With Medicare Medicare Advantage (Part C) and prescription drug (Part D) open enrollment beginning October 15th, this briefing will take a close look at what to expect, including trends in premiums and cost sharing, plan availability and benefit design.   Info & Registration 

Recent Briefings

With the third open enrollment period for health insurance marketplaces launching November 1st, this briefing took a detailed look at what consumers can expect regarding premiums, health plan availability and affordability.  Read More

This briefing, the third in a series on creating a more consumer-friendly and patient-centered health care system, will delve into the issues that patients face as they make decisions about their health care. It will explore questions such as: What does it mean for patients to be engaged in their care? What information and tools are available to empower patients to make treatment decisions and manage their care? What are the respective roles of technology, the doctor-patient relationship, and the health care system as a whole in helping patients navigate their care?  Read More

Shared Decision Making and Tools for Patients

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Toolkit on Biosimilars

The Alliance for Health Reform has released a new toolkit, “Biosimilars: Unpacking Complex Issues.”

The Affordable Care Act created an expedited licensure pathway for biosimilars, and, in March 2015, the U.S. approved the first biosimilar, leaving policy makers, regulators, providers and stakeholders to grapple with regulatory and financial questions.

Biosimilars are similar – but not identical – to biologic drugs, and cost less. Unlike traditional pharmaceuticals, biologic drugs are derived from living organisms and tissues, making them more complex and expensive to produce.

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Alliance Search for New CEO

WASHINGTON, DC (Aug. 3) – Edward F. Howard, founding executive vice president and CEO of the Alliance for Health Reform in Washington, DC, will retire in March 2016. A nationwide search is underway for his successor.

Over the years, the Alliance has presented hundreds of seminars on Capitol Hill and elsewhere, has organized briefings for reporters around the country and has prepared dozens of issue briefs and “toolkits,” as well as a series of highly-regarded sourcebooks for reporters on health policy topics.

Dr. Robert Graham, Chairman of the Board, noted that the search for a new CEO is being coordinated by Association Strategies of Alexandria, Va. Those interested in learning more about this opportunity should email or call 703/ 683-0580. You can also view the position profile on their website. The deadline for applications is Monday, October 12. 

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