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Task Force Issues No-Cost Preventive Services Recommendations

June 9, 2015  /  Disease Management, Public Health

The number of preventive health services insurers must cover without charging individuals out-of-pocket payments continues to increase, Kaiser Health News reports.

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Obamacare Focuses On Prevention and Wellness By Spending more on Medical Tests

August 10, 2013  /  Disease Management

Nationwide medical tests will play a major role in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, which makes the primary care physician one of the most important persons in the law’s enforcement.

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HHS Initiative on Multiple Chronic Conditions

November 20, 2012  /  Disease Management, Public Health

Multiple chronic conditions (MCC) pose a significant and increasing burden on the health of Americans. As part of its efforts to reduce the burden and suffering from MCC, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) supports a large number of programs to prevent and manage multiple chronic conditions MCC. HHS also provides leadership […]

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National Prevention Strategy: America’s Plan for Better Health and Wellness

June 1, 2011  /  Disease Management, Public Health, Wellness Programs

The Affordable Care Act, landmark health legislation passed in 2010, created the National Prevention Council and called for the development of the National Prevention Strategy to realize the benefits of prevention for all Americans’ health. The National Prevention Strategy is critical to the prevention focus of the Affordable Care Act and builds on the law’s efforts to lower health care costs, […]

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Chronic Disease Management

February 22, 2011  /  Disease Management, Public Health

Various provisions of the ACA encourage chronic disease management by incentivizing active self-management by patients, providing opportunities for reimbursement of providers for chronic disease management services, or providing federal support for the development of chronic disease management programs. http://healthreformgps.org/resources/chronic-disease-management/

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