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West Health Statement on CMS Aduhelm National Coverage Determination

January 12, 2021 WASHINGTON, DC – West Health Chief Executive Officer, Shelley Lyford, issued the following statement regarding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) draft national coverage determination for Aduhelm, the controversial Alzheimer’s treatment. West Health is a family of nonprofit, nonpartisan organizations dedicated to lowering healthcare costs to improve aging in America…. Read more »

New Tool to Address Quiet Epidemic of Malnutrition in Older Adults

SAN DIEGO, CA – JANUARY 10, 2022 — Research teams from West Health Institute, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to lowering healthcare costs and improving aging, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a timely and easy-to-use new assessment program to diagnose and address a lesser-known epidemic among older Americans — malnutrition…. Read more »

Study Estimates New Framework for Medicare Negotiation Would Increase Federal Revenues by $100 Billion

Analysis of revisions to H.R. 3 estimates lower commercial market premiums and out-of-pocket costs WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 3, 2021 – As Congress revises legislation to reform prescription drug pricing, a new analysis conducted by the West Health Policy Center, and released by its Council for Informed Drug Spending Analysis (CIDSA), estimates that extending inflation penalties to the… Read more »

West Health Statement on Drug Pricing Deal in Build Back Better Act

November 2, 2021 WASHINGTON, DC – West Health President and Chief Executive Officer, Shelley Lyford, issued the following statement after a drug pricing reform agreement was reached as part of the Build Back Better legislation. West Health is a family of nonprofit, nonpartisan organizations dedicated to lowering healthcare costs to improve aging in America. “Today… Read more »

West Health Statement on Initial Build Back Better Framework

October 28, 2021 WASHINGTON, DC – West Health President and Chief Executive Officer, Shelley Lyford, issued the following statement in response to the Build Back Better framework unveiled today by President Biden. West Health is a family of nonprofit, nonpartisan organizations dedicated to lowering healthcare costs to improve aging in America. “If meaningful drug pricing… Read more »

9 in 10 Americans Want Dental Coverage as Part of Medicare

WASHINGTON, DC – Sept. 29, 2021 – More than 9 in 10 Americans believe dental coverage should be included in Medicare and 73% of Americans believe that high prescription drug prices are impeding the Medicare program’s ability to provide dental coverage for seniors, according to a new West Health and NORC AmeriSpeak survey. Over three-quarters… Read more »

VA Launches Program to Improve Emergency Care for Nation’s Older Veterans

Public-private partnership aids VA in becoming the largest integrated health network with specialized geriatric emergency care WASHINGTON, DC – Sept. 9, 2021 – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched a nationwide movement to improve emergency department (ED) care for older Veterans treated in VA Medical Centers and become the nation’s largest integrated health… Read more »