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Major Healthcare Delivery Reforms 2010-2020
Major Healthcare Delivery Reforms 2010-2020

MedeAnalytics’ Ken Perez Delves into Details Behind $716 Billion Reduction to Medicare Spending, Potential Hospital Job Losses, and Romney’s Medicare Plan

“Straight Talk About Medicare” presentation today focused on helping large national webinar audience
separate fact from speculation in the national debate on Medicare reform

EMERYVILLE, Calif., October 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — In a detailed 45-minute webinar attended by executives from hospitals and health systems, physician practices, payers, and other healthcare professionals from around the nation, Ken Perez, MedeAnalytics’ director of healthcare policy and senior vice president of marketing, separated fact from speculation in the national debate on Medicare reform. The webinar, titled “Straight Talk About Medicare Reform,” is the latest example of MedeAnalytics’ ongoing commitment to provide clear, accurate, and unbiased information in a nonpartisan way to the healthcare industry on issues of critical importance. MedeAnalytics is a leading provider of healthcare performance management solutions.

“We presented this webinar in part as a response to the pervasive polarization in American politics,” says Perez. “It is an effort to get to the bottom of the issue of Medicare reform, which has been at the center of much of the presidential campaign. Unfortunately, our society’s sound-bite orientation and the contentious tenor of the political dialog have led to oversimplification of the issues and obfuscation of the real facts.”

Webinar Highlights

Conclusion

Perez concluded the webinar by telling his audience, “In the final analysis, both sides are speculating. President Obama hopes providers can withstand the reimbursement reductions and maintain access and quality, while Governor Romney places faith and trust in free-market competition. Voters will be the ultimate arbiters as to which presidential candidate has done a better job of articulating the more plausible and effective plan. Regardless of the election outcome, the call for healthcare providers—to help our society by providing higher-quality care as efficiently as possible—remains the same.”

About the Presenter

Ken Perez has written extensively on healthcare policy issues, such as ACOs, health reform, meaningful use, Medicare, and the sustainable growth rate, and he’s spoken on these issues at healthcare industry meetings in both the U.S. and the U.K.

MedeAnalytics Resource Centers

As a service to the healthcare industry, MedeAnalytics has created a number of resource centers designed to contribute to the conversation about significant healthcare delivery issues and their solutions. Most recently, the company launched one designed to help healthcare decision-makers understand existing Medicare law, Medicare economics, and the impact of the alternative plans for Medicare reform (http://www.medeanalytics.com/medicare-insight). Other resource centers include: Supreme Court Review of Health Reform, Sustainable Growth Rate, Medicare Zero™, Value-Based Purchasing, ICD-10, Accountable Care Organizations, and Medicaid Managed Care.

About MedeAnalytics

Founded in 1994, MedeAnalytics delivers performance management solutions across the healthcare system—including hospitals, physician practices and payers—to ensure accountability and improve financial, operational and clinical outcomes. For more information, visit www.medeanalytics.com.

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