Category: Reimbursement/coverage Issues

April 26, 2019

Alliance for Aging Research’s Comments to CMS Regarding Coverage of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

On June 27th, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that they are reconsidering the National Coverage…
February 10, 2017

Letter to HHS Secretary Tom Price on Maintaining and Enforcing Important Patient Protections and Access to Prescription Drugs

The Alliance joined with 200 other organizations to call on Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price in his review of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act "to maintain the many important protections patients have gained that ensure they can access the care and treatment their providers prescribe."  
March 14, 2016

AVAC Medicare Advantage Part D Letter

The Alliance for Aging Research signed on to a letter from Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC) on the Medicare Advantage Part D Advance Notice and Draft Call Letter. 
July 28, 2015

Our Best Shot: Expanding Prevention through Vaccination in Older Adults

Our Best Shot: Expanding Prevention through Vaccination in Older Adults reviews vaccination levels, trends and targets, incidence rates, relevant health insurance coverage policies, and the cost effectiveness literature and other reports that have evaluated vaccine utilization in the older adult population.
January 15, 2015

Alliance Takes Part in Hill Briefing on Medicare Advantage

Yesterday the Alliance had the privilege of participating in a Capitol Hill briefing hosted by the Coalition for Medicare Choices (CMC) on the value of Medicare Advantage.
July 24, 2014

Revised Guidance on Medicare Hospice Benefit by CMS Deserves Praise

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a policy this past week that is really important for people with terminal conditions who receive the Medicare hospice benefit, and it deserved to be noted.    
May 23, 2014

CER for More Patient-Centered Care

There is increasing emphasis on shaping a system that makes optimal patient outcomes a priority. The Alliance has been paying close attention to Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s (PCORI) initial work to provide information on which treatments and technologies deliver the best results. 
May 22, 2014

Turning a Blind Eye on Patients

Alliance Vice President of Public Policy Cynthia Bens discusses AMD and older adults.