June 18, 2010 is the deadline for interested persons to submit comments to the Office of Public Health and Science of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) on the draft “HHS Strategic Framework on Multiple Chronic Conditions” in response to the request for information published here in the May 19, 2010 Federal Register. Interested parties can review the draft strategic framework here.
Approximately 75 million Americans have multiple (2 or more) concurrent chronic conditions, including problems such as hypertension, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, mental health conditions, and chronic respiratory infections. As these combined morbidities drive significant health costs, HHS through the Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS) and its HHS Interagency Workgroup on Multiple Chronic Conditions has drafted a “Strategic Framework on Multiple Chronic Conditions” to address approaches to improving the health of individuals with concurrent multiple chronic conditions by providing options for HHS to strengthen coordination of its efforts internally and collaboration with stakeholders externally. The strategic framework seeks to improve the foundation for realizing optimum health and quality of life for individuals with multiple chronic conditions. In the request for information published May 19, 2010, HHS is seeking comments from stakeholders and the public on the draft strategic framework.
If you need assistance to submit comments in response to the request for information or with any other health industry regulatory or operational matter, please contact Cynthia Marcotte Stamer at (469) 767-8872 or e-mail her here.
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We hope that this information is useful to you. If you need assistance evaluating or responding to the Health Care Reform Law or health care compliance, risk management, transactional, operational, reimbursement, or public policy concerns, please contact the author of this update, Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, at (469) 767-8872, cstamer@Solutionslawyer.net.
Vice President of the North Texas Health Care Compliance Professionals Association, Past Chair of the ABA Health Law Section Managed Care & Insurance Section and the former Board Compliance Chair of the National Kidney Foundation of North Texas, Ms. Stamer has more than 22 years experience advising health industry clients about these and other matters. A popular lecturer and widely published author on health industry and human resources matters, Ms. Stamer continuously advises health industry clients about these and other related concerns. Ms. Stamer also publishes and speaks extensively on health and managed care industry regulatory, staffing and human resources, compensation and benefits, and other operations and risk management concerns. Her insights on these and other related matters appear in the Health Care Compliance Association, Atlantic Information Service, Bureau of National Affairs, World At Work, The Wall Street Journal, Business Insurance, the Dallas Morning News, Modern Health Care, Managed Healthcare, Health Leaders, and a many other national and local publications. For additional information about Ms. Stamer, her experience, involvements, programs or publications, see here.
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