Wednesday, June 06, 2012

The 24/7 Catch UP

Launched in 2006, Medicare added a prescription drug benefit that relies entirely on private plans, while, for other benefits, beneficiaries have a choice between private health plans and traditional fee-for-service Medicare. As policymakers consider changes to Medicare that would give an even greater role to private health plans in caring for Medicare's nearly 50 million seniors and people with disabilities, the Kaiser Family Foundation hosted a policy workshop to examine how the Part D experience can inform broader Medicare reforms.

The Health of Safety-Net Hospitals: How are They Faring? What's the Outlook?
The Alliance for Health Reform and The Commonwealth Fund

The Alliance for Health Reform and The Commonwealth Fund discussed the critical role of safety-net hospitals in providing care to vulnerable populations. Panelists explore such questions as: Who does the safety-net system currently serve and how will this patient mix change as the health reform law plays out? How are states and safety-net systems planning for the challenges and opportunities presented under PPACA when its major provisions become effective, starting in 2014?

Podcasts are also available.

Memphis Training Scheduled

The Memphis TGA Ryan White Program and the TN AIDS Education and Training Center will host an educational training featuring two dynamic presenters. Wendy Likes, FNP will present on anal paps and anoscopy from 1-2:15p.m. and Mark Hubbard will present his annual Conference on Retrovirus and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) update from 2:30-4:00p.m on Friday, June 22nd at Methodist's Center for Faith and Healing on Union Avenue.
 This information is important as we work to expand quality services to our clients and to increase our general knowledge of the current state of HIV locally and internationally.

 This training is an extension of the commitment by the Memphis Ryan White Program and the TN AETC to provide the community with continued training and networking opportunities since our March conference.

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