NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) and Impact Education, LLC (IMPACT) are pleased to announce the Comprehensive Care Sustainability Collaborative (CCSC), an ongoing quality improvement and cost-management initiative driven by the insights of a prominent group of hemophilia treatment center (HTC) directors, clinicians, and administrators working in conjunction with payer/managed care medical and pharmacy directors from a mix of large national and regional health plans. The CCSC’s aim is to develop a framework for pilot programs between payers and HTCs to be replicated across the United States to facilitate cost-effective hemophilia management integrating the HTC comprehensive care model.
The CCSC convened in 2014 with two inaugural consensus meetings among health care stakeholders; an additional meeting was held in June 2015. The HTCs' comprehensive care management and documented ability to achieve quality care with improved outcomes served as a discussion focal point for the meetings, as well as payers' perspectives on the specialty drug forecast and the management of hemophilia. White paper proceedings, which include HTC and payer-specific outcomes metrics, from the consensus meetings can be requested at www.ccscHemo.com.
The website also features a video highlighting the benefits of the comprehensive care model and includes interviews with patients, leading hematologists, HTC administrators, payer experts, and patient advocates. You can also register for the upcoming America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) live webcast on October 1, 2015 from 12:00-1:00 pm EDT. Visit www.ccscHemo.com for more information.
The ongoing CCSC initiative is sponsored by the NHF in conjunction with IMPACT, and is funded by a charitable contribution from Baxalta US, Inc.
About the National Hemophilia Foundation
The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) is dedicated to finding better treatments and cures for inheritable bleeding disorders and to preventing the complications of these disorders through education, advocacy and research. Established in 1948, NHF is based in New York City with 51 chapters throughout the United States. NHF’s programs, initiatives and events are made possible through the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations as well as through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For more information, visit the National Hemophilia Foundation Web site and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
About Impact Education, LLC
IMPACT is an independent medical education and communications company dedicated to providing high quality educational programs. IMPACT’s mission is to develop education that improves patient outcomes in combination with increased health care efficiency and cost-effectiveness. The majority of activities developed by IMPACT are focused on the needs of the managed care and payer audiences. IMPACT has received the Alliance for CME Award for Outstanding Collaboration, which recognizes organizations that best demonstrate innovation or uniqueness in achieving effective CME/CE collaboration. For more information, visit www.impactedu.net and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.