PFM Statement on the 21st Century Cures Act

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Partnership for the Future of Medicare (PFM) commends the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s unanimous approval of the 21 Century Cures Act. This promising piece of legislation aims to expand medical innovation and accelerate the pace of new cures and treatments. Unfortunately, this medical progress will come at the cost of seniors’ Part D benefits.  Instead of making additional cuts to Medicare, Congress should protect a successful program that millions of seniors depend on and consider spending offsets that do not harm beneficiaries.

Invitation: Capitol Hill Roundtable

Innovation in Health Care Delivery and Benefits: What’s Worked in Medicare Advantage? What’s Needed Today?
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
U.S. Capitol Visitors Center
Room SVC 209-08
Washington, DC
United States Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon
United States Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia
with introductory remarks by
John Rother, J.D.
President and CEO, National Coalition on Health Care
and a panel discussion with

Partnership for the Future of Medicare Releases Medicare Reform Recommendations

Thursday, March 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dedicated to protecting and improving Medicare, released its recommendations for transitioning away from Medicare’s outdated fee-for-service (FFS) payment model.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.

Partnership for the Future of Medicare Announces “Guard Rails” for Medicare Reform

Bi-Partisan Agreement that Fee-For-Service Model Must be Replaced with a Model that Better Serves Medicare Beneficiaries
Thursday, January 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.

Teleconference explains ways to reduce Medicare costs

Thursday, December 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.

Statement from the Co-Chairs of the Partnership for the Future of Medicare

Wednesday, November 7, 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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