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Government Affairs Committee

The Government Affairs Committee is a standing committee of the Care Continuum Alliance and the chair is a member of the Care Continuum Alliance Executive Committee. The Committee is responsible for the development of position statements on emerging public policy issues. The Committee meets monthly to monitor the health care policy arena and provides members with access to valuable information and research on key federal legislative and regulatory issues.

Chair: Randall E. Williams, CEO, Pharos Innovations LLC

Medicare Subcommittee

The Medicare Subcommittee seeks to ensure that care coordination, care management, and prevention in Medicare remain central focus areas regulatory and legislative activities proceed on Capitol Hill and within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Subcommittee finds these strategies necessary to improve health care quality, reduce health care costs and put the Medicare program on a sustainable path. Systematic program changes are needed to provide cost effective and higher quality care for seniors and those with chronic conditions, which account for the bulk of Medicare utilization and spending. The Subcommittee will work with Care Continuum Alliance members to develop policy recommendations for Congress, CMS and other stakeholders to provide insight and guidance. Please contact Victoria Ingenito at vingenito@carecontinuum.org to participate.

Chair: Michael Adelberg, Vice President Public Policy and Government Affairs, Universal American Financial Corp.

Medicaid Subcommittee

The Medicaid Subcommittee seeks to ensure that improved health outcomes, high quality care and cost containment are core priorities for the Medicaid program. The unsustainable long-term future of Medicaid has garnered significant attention from Congress, state government officials and health care industry experts. States are aggressively seeking expertise and resources to design and implement new innovative approaches to address expanding Medicaid populations and budgetary constraints. The Subcommittee will take actions to support the initiation, publication and dissemination of case studies documenting the value of population health management strategies in Medicaid programs. It will also promote federal and state policies fostering the expansion of Medicaid programs that incorporate wellness, prevention and care management strategies. Finally, the Subcommittee will explore collaborations and partnerships with congressional offices, government agencies and other industry stakeholders to streamline and improve the Medicaid program while achieving substantial cost-savings. Please contact Victoria Ingenito at vingenito@carecontinuum.org to participate.

Chair: Jonathan Dinesman, Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Centene Corp.

Dual Eligibles Work Group

Care Continuum Alliance established the Dual Eligibles Workgroup to explore innovative payment and delivery models that provide coordinated, patient-centered, effective and cost-efficient care in dually eligible populations. Based on the expertise of Care Continuum Alliance members working with dual eligibles and similar populations, the workgroup will craft policy proposals, create guidelines and design tools that demonstrate the program components and operability of successfully coordinated models. The workgroup will also educate Federal and state government officials, health care professionals and other health industry members on the nuances of improving care for dual eligibles while reducing associated costs. Please contact Victoria Ingenito at vingenito@carecontinuum.org to participate.

Co-Chairs: Michael Adelberg, Vice President Public Policy and Government Affairs, Universal American Financial Corp.; Jonathan Dinesman, Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Centene Corp.

Innovations Committee

Care Continuum Alliance has established The Innovations Committee to address the ongoing transition of U.S. healthcare to an integrated, coordinated, interoperable and prevention-based system. Industry technologies that aid care coordination and support HHS’s project of developing an interconnected U.S. health care system, have captured the attention of government bodies and other health care stakeholders. Amid the current urgency to reduce costs in healthcare delivery, they provide cost saving solutions for consumers along the entire continuum of care, while extending the functional ability of care providers and improving health care outcomes. The Innovations Committee will focus on: strategic analysis of the value, scope and application of technologies in our industry for business models, healthcare professionals and consumers; developing position statements, guidance and toolkits for adopting and implementing technological innovations; identifying and creating business opportunities and collaborations to highlight technological innovations; and educating federal and state officials, agencies, healthcare professionals and consumers on the role of technological innovations in our industry. Please contact Victoria Ingenito at vingenito@carecontinuum.org to participate.

Chair: Joseph Kvedar, MD, founder and director, Center for Connected Health, Partners Healthcare

All members are eligible to participate on Care Continuum Alliance committees and work groups. Contact Government Affairs Manager Victoria Ingenito at vingenito@carecontinuum.org to learn more.

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