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Letter to Reauthorize Older Americans Act (OAA)

On behalf of the Gary and Mary West Health Institute (WHI), I am writing to thank you and your staff for your tireless efforts to reauthorize the Older Americans Act (OAA).

Clarifying the intent of the Virtual Dental

April 29, 2019 Senator Richard Pan, Chair Senate Budget Subcommittee #3 on Health and Human Services State Capitol, Room 5019 Sacramento, CA 95814 RE: Clarifying the intent of the Virtual Dental Home (AB 1174 enacted in 2014) in the 2019-2020 California State Budget Honorable Senator Pan, I am writing on behalf of the Gary and… Read more »

Comments on the Proposed CMS Rule, Accountable Care Organizations – Pathways to Success

Read the Gary and Mary West Health Institute’s comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the proposed rule, Accountable Care Organizations – Pathways to Success, which includes the agency’s efforts to accelerate two-sided performance-based risk models; the expansion of telehealth as an effective and enabling tool in these models; and the agency’s role in increasing beneficiary engagement in ACO selection.

CMS-1720-NC, Medicare Program; Request for Information (RFI) Regarding the Physician Self-Referral Law

Thank you for the opportunity to submit comments regarding the physician self-referral law, commonly known as the Stark Law. As president and chief executive officer of the Gary and Mary West Health Institute (WHI), I am writing on behalf of seniors, their families and patients across the country to stress the important protections within the Stark Law. The WHI is an applied medical research organization dedicated to generating the evidence needed for healthcare providers, policymakers and communities to adopt models of care that better serve seniors and their families.