273455 Medicare Access and Other Late-Breaking Topics

Monday, October 29, 2012 : 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Betsy Thompson, MD, DrPH , Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), San Francisco, CA
There have been numerous changes to Medicare in recent years to improve the quality and impact of available services. This session addresses those changes in the context of concerns about access to primary care services.

Learning Areas:
Chronic disease management and prevention
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Describe current access to Medicare services and demonstrate enhanced knowledge about efforts to improve quality and expand coverage of preventive services under Medicare.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I serve as the Chief Medical Officer for CMS in Region 9. In that capacity, I am expected to speak about CMS programs and initiatives to professional groups. In addition, I have extensive experience in health care quality, the delivery of health care services, and issues of access.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.