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Mayo Clinic Health Policy Center to host health care symposium

National leaders, patients to formulate recommendations for high-value health care system

Mayo Clinic

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- With the 2010 election over and new Capitol Hill leadership arriving in 2011, it is important to continue the discussion about patient-centered health care. In a sustained effort to seek consensus-driven priorities that would build a high-value health care system, the Mayo Clinic Health Policy Center will host a symposium Dec. 5𔃅 entitled "Achieving the Vision: Advancing High-Value Health Care."

WHO: Mayo Clinic Health Policy Center and national health care leaders. The keynote address on Dec. 6 will be delivered by Richard Gilfillan, M.D., acting director of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation. In addition, a panel of patients will discuss implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Among the panelists and speakers are Carolyn Clancy, M.D., director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Susan Dentzer, editor-in-chief, Health Affairs; Tim Johnson, M.D., senior medical contributor, ABC News; Randall Krakauer, M.D., national medical director for Medicare, Aetna; Pat Mitchell, president and CEO, The Paley Center for Media (welcoming participants on behalf of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees during the reception on Dec. 5); and John Noseworthy, M.D., president and CEO, Mayo Clinic.

WHAT: Mayo Clinic Health Policy Center Symposium entitled "Achieving the Vision: Advancing High-Value Health Care."

Goals of the symposium include identifying and prioritizing the most critical issues that health care providers and lawmakers will face over the next one-to-three years to ensure patient-centered high-value health care delivery; formulating recommendations for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Innovation by reviewing concrete examples of innovative health care delivery projects; and identifying and prioritizing key issues that will require attention in future phases of health care reform.

Additional detailed information about the sessions is available as well as information about the Mayo Clinic Health Policy Center.

WHERE: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda, Md.

WHEN: Dec. 5𔃅, 2010

NOTE: Members of the media should RSVP to Bryan Anderson at 507-284-5005. Media and the public may also follow the symposium on Twitter using the #MayoHPC hash tag.

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Contact:
Bryan Anderson
507-284-5005 (days)
507-284-2511 (evenings)
e-mail: newsbureau@mayo.edu

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