News & Events

03/21/2013

Washington, DC.  – The Partnership for the Future of Medicare (PFM), a bi-partisan organization dedicated to protecting and improving Medicare, released its recommendations for transitioning away from Medicare’s outdated fee-for-service (FFS) payment model.  These recommendations are the extension of PFM’s guardrails for reform released in January.

01/10/2013

Washington, DC.  – The Partnership for the Future of Medicare (PFM), a non-profit, bi-partisan organization dedicated to protecting and improving Medicare, announced its guiding principles designed to help inform policymakers regarding possible changes to Medicare.  The group intends these principles to serve as “guard rails” to help policymakers chart a productive course for Medicare changes.

12/13/2012

ATLANTA The most effective way to slow Medicare spending is to reduce the cases of preventable chronic conditions and incorporate evidence-based care coordination into the traditional Medicare program.

Kenneth E. Thorpe, PhD, professor of Health Policy and Management at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health along with colleague Daniel Perry, president and CEO of the Alliance for Aging Research, suggest adopting specific initiatives such as transitional and team-based care, comprehensive medication therapy management, and health coaching to slow the growth in spending and improve quality of care. The team will host a teleconference on Thursday, December 13 from 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. to discuss these recommendations.

11/07/2012

Washington, DC – With our national election now behind us, Congress and the President can get down to the job of addressing the major issues facing our country, and not a moment too soon.

Chief among those issues that must be addressed are our entitlement programs, starting with Medicare.  Medicare provides vital services to America’s seniors and disabled citizens.  However, it is not financially sustainable or structured to provide access to the highest quality health care for all beneficiaries in the program.

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