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Managing Costs and Improving Care: Team-based Care of the Chronically Ill

Treating those with multiple chronic conditions, including the elderly and disabled populations, accounts for 30 percent of total U.S. health care spending. Half of this amount is spent by Medicare and Medicaid on behalf of beneficiaries eligible for both programs. This briefing, cosponsored by the Alliance for Health Reform and The Commonwealth Fund, looked at ways to improve the quality of care for the chronically ill while reducing the growth in spending for their care. Among solutions addressed were pilot programs and other innovations in the health reform law.

For more information and access to the presentation slides, please visit the Alliance’s event page.

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Speakers for this session:

The panel is comoderated by Ed Howard of the Alliance for Health Reform and Cathy Schoen of The Commonwealth Fund.


Speakers include:

  • Lois Simon, Commonwealth Care of Massachusetts
  • Pam Parker, Centene Corporation Minnesota Senior Health Options
  • Randy Brown, Mathematica Health Policy Research


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