May 09,2017

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Hatch, Wyden to Hold Finance Hearing on CHRONIC Care Act

WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) will convene a hearing on Tuesday, May 16, to examine the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2017 and ways to improve health outcomes for patients living with chronic illnesses. The hearing titled, “Examining Bipartisan Medicare Policies that Improve Care for Patients with Chronic Conditions,” will take place at 10:00 a.m. in Room 215 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

The following witnesses are scheduled to testify:

Panel I
•    The Honorable Brian Schatz, United States Senator, Hawaii
•    The Honorable Roger F. Wicker, United Sates Senator, Mississippi

Panel II
•    Ms. Katherine Hayes, Director of Health Policy, Bipartisan Policy Center, Washington, DC
•    Dr. Lee H. Schwamm, Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Director of Acute Stroke Services, and Director of Partners TeleStroke Center at Massachusetts General Hospital on Behalf of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Dallas, TX
•    Mr. John G. Lovelace, President of Government Programs and Individual Advantage, UPMC Insurance Services Division, President, UPMC for You, Pittsburg, PA
•    Mr. Stephen Rosenthal, Senior Vice President, Population Health Management, Montefiore Health System, Yonkers, NY

“From the beginning, members of this committee have worked in a bipartisan fashion to address chronic illnesses and improve outcomes for beneficiaries,” Hatch and Wyden said. “The CHRONIC Care Act is the culmination of these efforts and with a focus on bipartisan solutions, would streamline care coordination and strengthen treatments for our seniors. This hearing will give members the opportunity to examine the CHRONIC Care Act and highlight policies that, if enacted, will help patients struggling with chronic illnesses.”

Who:    Senate Finance Committee
What:    Hearing on CHRONIC Care Act
Where:    215 Dirksen Senate Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20510
When:    Tuesday, May 16, 2017
    10:00 a.m.

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