The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) invites you to attend the NCCN Patient Advocacy Summit: Health Care Reform in 2013 and Beyond. The Summit will be held on Friday, November 22, 2013 at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C. from 9:30 AM until 3:05 PM. The 2013 NCCN Patient Advocacy summit will bring together oncology patient advocacy groups, patients, providers, payors, policy-makers, congressional staffers, industry, and employers to review and discuss the implementation of certain aspects of the Affordable Care Act and their effects on patients with cancer and their caregivers. Topics for review and discussion include the definition of essential health benefits and the impact on cancer patients, state health insurance exchanges, access to different types of insurance (Medicaid, employer-sponsored, exchanges), and new care models.
This policy summit will be opened by remarks from Tracie Cone, a cancer survivor and writer for the Associated Press, followed by a presentation from Susan Dentzer, Senior Policy Advisor to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The program will be moderated by Dr. Clifford Goodman of the Lewin Group. Roundtable panelists will come from such organizations as America’s Health Insurance Plans, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Enroll America, and Patient Advocate Foundation. With your participation, we can work towards our shared mission to improve oncology practice so that patients can live better lives.
NCCN is pleased to offer travel and accommodation assistance to those patient advocates coming from outside the local Washington, DC area. Because of the limited funding for assistance, if you are interested in this assistance please contact Shannon Ryan at email@example.com or 215-690-265 at your earliest convenience.
We seek your input as a stakeholder committed to improving the safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care for patients whom we serve. If you would like to send a substitute in your place, please contact Jess DeMartino at firstname.lastname@example.org or (215)690-0245. We appreciate your consideration of our invitation.
Friday, November 22, 2013 9:30 AM - 3:05 PM
The National Press Club529 14th Street, NW13th FloorWashington, District of Columbia 20045USA(202) 662-7500
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