The year ahead in health­care re­form

Pan­elists dis­cuss pre­dic­tions and pos­si­ble changes in Wash­ing­ton

Modern Healthcare - - Opinion -

Edi­tor’s note: The fol­low­ing is an edited ex­cerpt of the tran­script of a Jan. 12 editorial we­b­cast, “What to Ex­pect From Wash­ing­ton,” con­ducted by Mod­ern Health­care. The three pan­elists dis­cussed the prog­no­sis for re­form in the year ahead and po­ten­tial leg­isla­tive and reg­u­la­tory changes un­der a di­vided Congress. The pan­elists were Richard Pol­lack, ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent for ad­vo­cacy and pub­lic pol­icy at the Amer­i­can Hos­pi­tal As­so­ci­a­tion; Michael Tuf­fin, ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent of Amer­ica’s Health In­surance Plans; and Dr. Ce­cil Wil­son, pres­i­dent of the Amer­i­can Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion. Mod­ern Health­care Wash­ing­ton Bu­reau Chief Jessica Zig­mond mod­er­ated the we­b­cast. The tran­script of this we­b­cast is spon­sored by MedeA­n­a­lyt­ics. Per editorial pol­icy, spon­sors are not in­volved in the de­vel­op­ment or pub­li­ca­tion of editorial con­tent.

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