West Health

Public Comments


Letter to CMS on 2023 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs

West Health’s comment letter addresses CMS’ proposal to include the pharmacy portion of Direct and Indirect Remuneration in the definition of negotiated price for purposes of calculating beneficiary cost-sharing in the Medicare Part D program. West Health shares CMS’ goal of reducing beneficiary cost-sharing and better spreading the net cost of drugs across premiums, the… Read more »

Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee and Philanthropic Partners Support Governor’s 2021-22 May Revise

May 21, 2021 The Honorable Gavin Newsom, Governor State of California Sacramento, CA 95814 RE: May Revision: Investments in the Master Plan for Aging Dear Governor Newsom, We, the undersigned individuals who served on the Master Plan for Aging’s Stakeholder Advisory Committee, as well as supporting philanthropic partners, would like to express our gratitude for… Read more »

Letter to Congressional Leadership Calling for Hospital Contracting Reform

In addition to the primary goal of protecting patients from surprise medical bills, we are writing to ensure that any surprise billing legislation that is included in the end-of-year package contain hospital contracting reform as proposed in the Lower Health Care Costs Act.

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 »