This briefing will overview what rare diseases are and how we classify them, what populations rare diseases impact, and will focus on the challenges and potential solutions to better improve the diagnostic odyssey.
This briefing provided a brief landscape of the dual eligible population and the challenges they face when seeking comprehensive coverage and care. Attendees learned about the spectrum of integration of the Medicare and Medicaid programs on behalf of this population, and defined what success looks like in an integrated plan.
This event outlined the latest science on nicotine initiation, addiction, and cessation, the use of flavorings in tobacco products, as well as the disparate impact of menthol tobacco products on various populations, especially communities of color.
This briefing reviewed the opportunities and challenges that have arisen for first line providers and current integration efforts to ensure equitable preventative care for the American public. Experts addressed the role of data sharing, payment systems, and workforce provisions.
One day after the Supreme Court released their ruling, this briefing will help our audience understand what they are reading in the news and what to expect in the coming weeks and months from the courts, Congress, and the health care market.
This briefing will clarify the defining characteristics of Medicare Part D including eligibility, coverage, and benefits. Attendees will understand the case for Medicare Part D redesign and the implications and tradeoffs of current policy options on beneficiaries and other stakeholders.
The Health and the Economy Summit, a program of the 2021 Signature Series, explored how the health care ecosystem and the health of our nation’s population have become inextricably intertwined with the financial health of our country.
This session explored how cost-saving proposals like market competition and regulation address and impact a variety of factors and policies.
Expert panelists delved into where America stands in public health a year into the COVID-19 pandemic. They discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic has shaped clinical care, state preparedness, and the individual consumer experience and shed light on promising frameworks and infrastructures being built today to protect Americans from a major public health emergency tomorrow.
This briefing provided an overview of the Medicare Trust Funds, the nuances of solvency, and the consequences of not resolving funding shortfalls. Panelists explored short- and long-term policy options to address solvency and offer equitable access, as well as the potential impacts on providers, plans, and most importantly, Medicare beneficiaries.
This briefing provided a high-level overview of the budget reconciliation process and also discussed potential applications of reconciliation to address national economic and health policy concerns of the 117th Congress and the new administration.
Attendees learned the challenges and opportunities states face in safe and timely vaccine deployment and supply management, plans states are executing to ensure equitable vaccine distribution, and plans states are executing to ensure equitable vaccine distribution along the way.
This briefing explored the current state of COVID-19 vaccine deployment efforts, cultural, historical, and political influences that may generate feelings of hesitancy, and how to ensure optimal vaccine uptake in key populations.
This briefing explored how our supply chain must respond to manufacture millions of doses and then swiftly deliver them to administration sites. Panelists also illustrated the steps these stakeholders might take in the first 48 hours after an Emergency Use Authorization is approved.
This was the final event in Part II of our Signature Series focusing on the voice of the patient. This briefing explored the rise of consumer wearables as increasingly prevalent tools in health care delivery and as part of patient care plans.
This briefing provided an overview of how census data is collected, analyzed, and utilized, with a particular focus on how this process impacts health policy and public health.
Sessions on Day 2 of the Post Election Symposium included a fireside chat with futurist Ian Morrison and leaders from the ground discussed the long-term vision for rebuilding the health system.
Sessions on Day 1 of the Post Election Symposium provided an analysis of the election results and potential impacts for health care and a discussion on the gaps in our health care system that COVID-19 exposed.
November 16-17 | This virtual symposium will gather a range of experts after election day to discuss how the results could influence the health policy agenda in 2021 and beyond.
Two days after the oral arguments for Texas v. California, this panel will provide an overview of the arguments and questions posed while also addressing procedural next steps.
This briefing will overview the complex ecosystem of federal, state, and private programs that coexist to integrate medical, LTSS, and social services for low-income seniors.
Day 3 of our Voice of the Patient Summit, a program of the 2020 Signature Series, will address how we collect and operationalize patient feedback to create patient-centered care at a systems level.
Day 2 of our Voice of the Patient Summit, a program of the 2020 Signature Series, will explore successful mechanisms to support patients navigate the current, highly complex health care system and foster independence in decision making.
Day 1 of our Voice of the Patient Summit, a program of the 2020 Signature Series, includes an opening keynote presentation and panel focusing on strategies for effective communication and shared decision making from the patient and caregiver perspectives.
During this Summit, we will examine the patient’s voice across several levels of health care design, delivery, and measurement. This event is part of our ongoing 2020 Signature Series focusing on the Voice of the Patient.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed both new and longstanding needs of long-term care patients. Experts will overview the recent changes, remaining gaps, and benefits and risks to long-term care patients, caregivers, providers, and payers.
This is the final event in Part I of our Signature Series focusing on disruptors and transformers in health care. This briefing explored the manufacturing, distribution, delivery, and coverage approaches that will enable nationwide COVID-19 vaccine uptake.
This solutions-focused discussion explored policy interventions at the federal, state, and local levels to advance mental health during the ongoing pandemic.
This webinar will address the specific threats posed by COVID-19 to children in the short- and long-term and provide policy options that may support children’s physical and mental health.
During this webinar, panelists will address key questions such as: How has the relief fund been distributed to date among different health care entities? What is the financial impact of the pandemic for providers and what are the implications for access to health services? And, what factors should policymakers consider as they weigh additional options to support providers?
Keynote: A Conversation on Innovative Research Approaches to Advance Our Understanding and Treatment of COVID-19
Keynote #2 of our Virtual Summit, a program of the 2020 Signature Series, will discuss the role of the National Institutes of Health’s National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) program in fostering robust-data driven clinical research.
Panel #3 of our Virtual Summit, a program of the 2020 Signature Series, will explore the role of data sharing, interoperability, and health IT in tracking and stemming the spread of COVID-19.
Panel #2 of our Virtual Summit, a program of the 2020 Signature Series, will focus on care delivery and payment transformations that have been accelerated or emerged as a result of COVID-19 and explore which systemic changes may become permanent, as well as how to rebuild trust in the health care system.
Keynote #1 of our Virtual Summit, a program of the 2020 Signature Series, will explore structural conditions that have lead to health disparities before COVID and during the current pandemic.
Panel #1 of our Virtual Summit, a program of the 2020 Signature Series, will explore interactions between the vaccine development pipeline, medical supply chain, and contact tracing infrastructures currently serving the US, and how policymakers can leverage and improve these foundational systems moving forward.
Expert panelists will explore the short and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 crisis and its potential to significantly transform our health care system during our Virtual Summit, a program of our ongoing 2020 Signature Series. This new digital format will feature live panel discussions, keynote presentations, and interactive conversations across multiple days.
COVID-19 Webinar Series Session 20 – Tensions, Tradeoffs, and Takeaways: What’s at Stake for America 100 Days into the Pandemic and Where We Go From Here
Just over 100 days have passed since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared a national emergency on March 13, 2020. The pandemic has led to sweeping ramifications throughout the American economy and society as a whole. During this interactive discussion, three preeminent health policy leaders will examine the lessons learned three months into the crisis and lay out considerations for decision-makers as they work to stem the tide of the pandemic and build a more resilient health care system.
During this webinar, panelists addressed the following learning goals: the short- and long-term impact of COVID-19 on mental health and well being; evidence-based interventions and promising technology to reach people where they are and improve outcomes; and sustainable solutions to address the mental health impact of COVID-19 and advance access to behavioral health services beyond the pandemic.
COVID-19 Webinar Series Session 18 – Health Inequities: Addressing the Disease Burden in Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Communities
During this webinar, speakers examined the following learning goals: the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities in the U.S.; the drivers of these disparities; and short- and long-term policy options to advance equity and improve COVID-19 outcomes.
This webinar will explain the role of Medicaid in the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists will discuss financing challenges of the Medicaid program—the nation’s health care safety net—as more people become eligible for Medicaid coverage and demand for health services shifts.
During this webinar, panelists discussed the recent evolution of our primary care system and outlined policy levers to bolster our nation’s primary care infrastructure.
During this webinar, panelists explored the impact of the pandemic on different facets of the drug supply chain and discussed policy options to strengthen the system.
COVID-19 Webinar Series Session 14 – Lessons from Home and Abroad: Implementing a Contact Tracing Strategy
During this webinar, panelists discussed case studies from abroad and best practices as policymakers look to implement a contact tracing strategy in the United States.
During this webinar, panelists discussed policy options to support high quality care for nursing home residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 Webinar Series Session 12 – From Data to Decisions: Mobilizing a Surveillance Infrastructure
During this webinar, panelists will explore options policymakers can pursue to strengthen our surveillance infrastructure as we move from mitigation to containment of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this webinar, panelists will discuss the unique challenges that face rural health systems and the strategies they are employing during the emergency response. They will also highlight current or future legislative and administrative policy solutions.
During this webinar, experts discussed steps necessary to bring vaccines from the lab to the front lines.
During this webinar, panelists discussed the consequences of social isolation, as well as potential interventions that government leaders, providers, and communities can implement.
During this pre-recorded interview, we spoke with Dr. Richard A. Stone, the VHA’s Executive in Charge. He explained the coronavirus response efforts underway at the Department of Veterans Affairs to meet the needs of veterans and fulfill the department’s “Fourth Mission” to support other health systems responding to this crisis.
COVID-19 Webinar Series Session 8 – Advancing Prevention and Treatment: A Conversation with Dr. Mark McClellan
During this webinar, Dr. Mark McClellan, former FDA Commissioner and current director of the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, offered strategies to expedite the development and evaluation of medical products to track, treat, and prevent the novel coronavirus.
The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus has led to a growing number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and concerns about health system capacity. Models and projections can be useful tools to help policymakers at the state and local levels make evidence-based decisions to slow the spread of the virus and bolster health system capacity. During this webinar, panelists highlighted the role of modeling in helping states prepare and respond to COVID-19.
During this pre-recorded interview, we spoke with Dr. Rebecca Katz, who explored how decision-makers can use these tools to weigh policy tradeoffs. She discussed the range of existing models, as well as the key inputs and assumptions that drive projections.
This week, Congress is set to pass the third major legislative package in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This webinar offered a high-level analysis of the policies that Congress and the administration have pursued to date and what we can expect in the coming months.
During this webinar, Michael J. Alkire, the president of Premier—the largest global health care supply chain in the U.S.—provided a frontline perspective on the state of the medical supply chain.
This webinar explored challenges to protect health care workers at the frontline of the COVID-19 response. Our panelists highlighted innovative approaches to bolster health system capacity and protect providers, such as increasing the availability of telemedicine.
COVID-19 Webinar Series Session 3 – Leading through Crisis: Perspectives from Gov. Michael O. Leavitt
Michael O. Leavitt, former Governor of Utah and former Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, explored the levers available to policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels as they respond to the novel coronavirus.
This webinar provided insight into the experience of health officials at the front lines of the COVID-19 response and explored steps policymakers can take to support these entities.
During this webinar, Dr. Kathleen Winter, an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, explained the epidemiology of the novel coronavirus and discussed evidence-based practices to slow the transmission.
During this on-the-record briefing for reporters, Admiral Brett P. Giroir, M.D., Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provided opening remarks and responded to questions from reporters.
This webinar covered the ruling and what to expect in the coming weeks and months from the courts, Congress, and the health care market.
During this on-the-record briefing for reporters, Dr. Mona Siddiqui, Chief Data Officer in the Office of the Chief Technology Officer at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will provide opening remarks and respond to questions from reporters.
During this briefing, panelists discussed factors policymakers must consider in order to support access to safe, effective, and affordable cell and gene therapies.
This webinar will orient audience members to the current landscape of the long-term care delivery system, its funding mechanisms, and the state and federal legislation that model this system. Panelists will discuss and offer insights about potential solutions to create an accessible and financially sustainable long-term care system.
During this on-the-record briefing for reporters, Joe Grogan, Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council provided opening remarks and responded to questions from reporters. The question and answer period was moderated by William Pierce, Senior Director, APCO Worldwide.
During this summit, keynote speakers and panel experts explore the latest advancements and the remaining challenges in the health care value and innovation space, as well as policy solutions to support groundbreaking initiatives.
During this congressional lunch briefing, analysts will outline the mechanisms of the Medicare Part D program under current law and discuss the potential implications of reforms put forward by Congress and the administration.
During this congressional lunch briefing, health policy experts will explore the spectrum of policy proposals that achieve universal health coverage in the United States.
During this briefing, panelists will discuss components of policy proposals under consideration and explore evidence about their implications for the health care system.
This briefing will explore the economic, budgetary, and infrastructure issues that arise when creating outcome-oriented investments for social determinants of health.
During this webinar, analysts discussed the outstanding legislative and regulatory activities that Congress and the administration are likely to pursue before the end of the year.
This congressional briefing explored the status of patient experience measurement.
This webinar outlined the various PCORI reauthorization bills and amendments that have been discussed by House and Senate committees to date. Our panel of experts explored some of the critical questions facing congressional staff and discussed potential next steps in the legislative process.
During this briefing, expert panelists discussed considerations for policy options to protect consumers from surprise medical bills.
This briefing highlighted policy options to promote health care coverage and affordability through the individual health insurance market. Our panel discussed trends in commercial health insurance enrollment and affordability.
This briefing identified policies to prevent pregnancy-related deaths and address the forces resulting in the disproportionate maternal health outcomes. Panelists discussed policy options that support interventions among providers and public health entities to address the clinical and social drivers of maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity.
This summit brought together multi-stakeholder perspectives to examine current policies and practices on social determinants of health and accelerate solutions to improve health outcomes in the U.S.
During this webinar, panelists explored the relationship between patents, prices, and patient access.
This briefing informed attendees about the purpose and perspectives surrounding comparative effectiveness research, including how researchers conduct CER studies and how various stakeholders may utilize the results. Panelists explored the current CER policy landscape.
During this briefing, panelists explained the mechanisms of biologic drugs, explore the impact of current regulations on the uptake of biosimilars, and discuss considerations for the biosimilars market in the United States.
The panelists discussed the recent ruling made by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas on the Affordable Care Act.
This briefing is the last event in our 2018 Signature Series and we will explore the unique health and social needs of older adults and how to develop age-friendly communities that give aging Americans convenient access to all of the services they need.
The audience will come away with a better understanding of the origins of the rebate system, the actors responsible for negotiation, and the impact of rebates on prescription drug prices.
This webinar examined the role of health care in the upcoming elections and the potential health policy implications for Congress, the administration, and state governments.
During this summit, panelists explored how we can reframe the conversation around aging in America and discussed opportunities to improve health outcomes for older adults. Speakers discussed innovative payment models and approaches to integrating non-medical needs into those models as well as upcoming policy and regulatory priorities.
During this briefing, panelists described factors that impact the quality, affordability, and accessibility of care for children with complex medical needs.
This webinar examined the landscape of impending health policy legal decisions, including constitutional challenges to the ACA, disputes surrounding risk corridor programs, challenges to Medicaid program work requirements, and disputes around Medicaid expansion ballot initiatives.
This briefing informed policymakers and the public on the drivers and impacts of declining life expectancy in the U.S. as well as highlighted the development of state and federal policy solutions to address these trends.
This briefing discussed the current landscape of the individual health insurance market as well as state responses to stabilize their markets.
This congressional briefing explored the differences between “price” and “cost” in our current system and the potential policy options that address these discrepancies.
This webinar will focus on the first approach and will explore different perspectives on how increasing the number of generic and biosimilar options may affect the drug pricing market. Specifically, panelists discussed the main opportunities and challenges of the generic and biosimilar market, how past administrations have approached this issue, and how different stakeholders, including consumers, are impacted.
The conversation on health care costs in America is decades old, yet progress has been elusive. Terms like sustainability, affordability, and value are set forward as goals, but perspectives on how to achieve them vary widely. Speakers and panelists will provide insights on current and projected health care cost trends, what different stakeholders hope to achieve, and new approaches to consider.
The purpose of this briefing was to orient federal policymakers and stakeholders to the legislative and regulatory actions that state officials are perusing to address the rising cost of prescription drugs in Medicaid. Panelists outlined the rationale for these actions, detailed the mechanisms of state policies, and described opportunities to leverage flexibility within federal parameters.
This is the first webinar, part of the Beyond the Beltway: Health Webinars for Journalists series, focused on the implications and tradeoffs of the recent trends in the health care market. Panelists helped define the basics of market concentration and competition, how experts measure the effects on different areas of the market, and how regulators approach assessing partnership proposals.
The purpose of this briefing was to highlight emerging best practices in Medicaid LTSS program design that promote high-quality, cost-effective, person-centered care.
This purpose of this briefing was to review the value of immunizations for aging adults, highlight factors that impact access to immunizations, and provide a review of coverage for adult vaccines under public and private insurance.
This briefing, the final event in our three-part series on the future of the health care workforce, focused on ways new payment and delivery system models are using the workforce differently.
The goal of this briefing was to provide an update on MACRA implementation, the issues on the table as policymakers consider next steps around shifting the way providers are paid, by both public and private payers, and what this all means for improving health outcomes and quality.