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Medicare’s Competitive Bidding Program Puts Beneficiaries’ Lives at Risk

Contact: Dee Ann Stahly dstahly@nmqf.org 202-223-7560   Medicare’s Competitive Bidding Program Puts Beneficiaries’ Lives at Risk Peer-Reviewed Journal Article Shows How Disruption in Access to Diabetes Testing Supplies Led to Increased Mortality and Hospitalizations, Higher Costs for Medicare Beneficiaries WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 18, 2016) – Medicare’s Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) is causing confusion among beneficiaries […]

Is Medicare Increasing Mortality Among Seniors?

Cost-Saving Program Reduces Access to Diabetes Testing Supplies With Health Consequences for Medicare Beneficiaries WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Minority Quality Forum (The Forum) today announced findings that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) competitive bidding program (CBP) has raised hospitalizations, mortality and cost for beneficiaries. The Forum’s report “Centers for Medicare & Medicaid […]

CALL FOR COMMENTS: Quality Measure for African Americans with Heart Failure

Dear Colleagues As I highlighted in my note last week (appended below), the National Quality Forum (NQF) is currently considering an important quality measure for African Americans with heart failure, and we hope you’ll take just a few minutes today to comment on the proposal. NQF’s decision on whether or not to move forward with […]

Disruption in Access to Diabetes Monitoring Supplies Leads to Increased Hospitalizations, Mortality Among Medicare Beneficiaries

Disruption in Access to Diabetes Monitoring Supplies Leads to Increased Hospitalizations, Mortality Among Medicare Beneficiaries

SATURDAY, JUNE 6 Abstract 139-LB Contact: Gretchen C. Wartman gwartman@nmqf.org Telephone: 202-223-7560 Disruption in Access to Diabetes Monitoring Supplies Leads to Increased Hospitalizations, Mortality Among Medicare Beneficiaries  Data Analysis of CMS Competitive Bidding Program Shows Harm to Patient Care  BOSTON (June 6, 2015) – Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes and using insulin whose access to self-monitoring blood […]

WASHINGTON, DC – April 21, 2015: National Minority Quality Forum to Award PhRMA President John Castellani for Leadership in Increasing Clinical Trial Diversity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACT: Katie Morgan, 202-470-5362, katiemorgan@rational360.com   National Minority Quality Forum to Award PhRMA President John Castellani for Leadership in Increasing Clinical Trial Diversity   Castellani Conceptualized the ‘I’m In’ Campaign to Help Ensure Minority Americans are Adequately Represented When Evaluating the Safety and Effectiveness of New Medical Treatments   WASHINGTON, DC […]

National Minority Quality Forum Announces Addition of PhRMA to Collaboration to Increase Diversity in Clinical Trials

National Minority Quality Forum Announces Addition of PhRMA to Collaboration to Increase Diversity in Clinical Trials

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gretchen C. Wartman Monday, July 08, 2013 Telephone: 202-223-7560   The National Minority Quality Forum (The Forum) announces that the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) has joined The Forum’s collaboration with Microsoft to launch The National Clinical Trial Network (NCTN). PhRMA represents the country’s leading innovative biopharmaceutical research and […]

PhRMA Joins with National Minority Quality Forum and Microsoft to Address Diversity in Clinical Trials

PhRMA Joins with National Minority Quality Forum and Microsoft to Address Diversity in Clinical Trials

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Stephanie Fischer  (202) 835-3460    WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 18, 2013) – The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) announced today that it is partnering with the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) and Microsoft to help increase diversity in clinical trials. “Promoting awareness and creating connectivity that can translate into enhanced […]

National Minority Quality Forum Announces Support for Government Noninterference in Drug Price Negotiations

National Minority Quality Forum Announces Support for Government Noninterference in Drug Price Negotiations

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Minority Quality Forum (The Forum) announces today its support for government noninterference in drug price negotiations for Medicare Part D. A provision of the Social Security Act prohibits the Secretary of Health and Human Services from interfering in the negotiations between drug manufacturers, pharmacies, and sponsors of prescription drug plans […]

National Minority Quality Forum to Launch the National Clinical Trial Network with Microsoft

National Minority Quality Forum to Launch the National Clinical Trial Network with Microsoft

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2013 — The National Minority Quality Forum announced today a collaboration between its National Health Index (NHI) and Microsoft Corporation to launch the National Clinical Trial Network (NCTN) designed to address important challenges in clinical trials—accelerating recruitment and diversity. The relationship allows NCTN to deliver a platform that provides a comprehensive database of […]