CVS: Value Our Health!"As policy-makers seek solutions to better value and affordability in health care, [CVS] makes one thing crystal clear: They can choose policies that help patients, or policies that help health insurance companies. CVS’s policy is a step down the wrong path."
Patient Groups to MedPAC: Don’t Rely on Cost-Effectiveness
to Make Coverage DecisionsIn a letter to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), over 40 organizations representing patients, people with disabilities, and providers joined PIPC to express concerns about MedPAC’s consideration of cost effectiveness in Medicare.
PIPC Patient Blog: Our Children Are Worth It"As the mother of a 12-year-old daughter with MPS, I can't help but get the shivers when new policies come out that could discriminate against children with disabilities."
White Paper: Uses and Misuses of the QALY
Ethical Issues and Alternative Measures of ValueWhile QALYs have basic appeal for making population-level decisions (by reducing patient populations to single, aggregate numeric values), it also poses several significant concerns from the vantage point of patient-centeredness and efforts to preserve access to needed care for individual patients and people with disabilities.
Meet the Chairman
By 1994, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that some 800,000 more people with severe disabilities had found employment than were employed when his bill was first enacted.
In March 2009, Tony was named as Chairperson for the Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC). In this capacity, Tony works to amplify the voice of the Partnership’s diverse members, including people with disabilities, racial and ethnic communities and the elderly, among others.