The Cost Connection: Chronic Disease and Healthcare Services Utilization
As a founding member of the AF Stat coalition, StopAfib.org would like to invite you to attend the next AF Stat meeting. See the details below.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Webcast: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EST
With the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, policymakers and medical professionals have begun to focus on the implementation of healthcare reform and what it means for the treatment of chronic illness. These complex illnesses have been shown to result in increased healthcare services utilization, a major driver of healthcare costs and area for quality improvement.
This forum will include a panel of leading healthcare experts who will discuss challenges, opportunities and priorities to lower the use of healthcare services related to chronic disease as part of health reform implementation. This forum will also feature new data from Avalere Health, analyzing the impact of one common chronic illness – atrial fibrillation (AFib) – as a driver of healthcare costs.
Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EST
Webcast or Live at Reserve Officers Association Conference Center, One Constitution Avenue NE,Washington, DC 20002
RSVP: Jacqueline Karis at 202-609-6018 or via email at [email protected]
- Senator Bill Frist, MD, Former Senate Majority Leader and AF Stat Policy Advisor
- Jerry West, AFib Patient and NBA Hall of Famer
- Thomas A. Pearson, MD, MPH, PhD, Chair, National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
- Erin Sullivan, Vice President, Avalere Health
- Lisa Rockelli, Managing Editor, BNA’s Medicare Report
- Mark Stewart, MPH, Associate Director, American College of Cardiology
- Mary G. George, MD, MSPH, FACS, FAHA, Medical Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Health Services Utilization and Medical Costs Among Medicare Atrial Fibrillation Patients was written by Avalere Health and funded by sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC, which is also the sponsor for AF Stat. Avalere Health maintained editorial control and the conclusions expressed in the report are those of the authors.
ABOUT AF STAT AND AFIB
AF Stat, an initiative sponsored by sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC, is a collaboration of healthcare leaders and organizations working to improve the health and well-being of people affected by AFib, a common, costly, progressive and often debilitating cardiovascular disease. The most common form of heart arrhythmia, AFib affects approximately 2.5 million Americans, and its prevalence is expected to increase as the U.S. population ages.1 AFib is associated with a fivefold increase in risk for stroke;2 worsens underlying cardiovascular disease;3 and doubles the risk of all-cause mortality.4 To learn more about AF Stat and AFib visit www.AFStat.com.
AF Stat™: A Call to Action for Atrial Fibrillation is an initiative sponsored by sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC.
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