Crawford Forum: Focus On Health Care Reform


From 10:00 a.m. until noon on Thursday, June 6 at McCormick Place, Lakeside Center in Chicago, the SVS Vascular Annual Meeting® will feature the E. Stanley Crawford Critical Issues Forum.

SVS President-Elect Richard P. Cambria, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital, MA, will be the Forum moderator. The Forum topic is: Health Care Reform: Issues for Vascular Surgeons.

“The Forum discussion will include: provisions of the Affordable Care Act, the economic basis for health care reform, tort reform that could emanate from the Affordable Care Act, and likely changes in the current fee-for-service reimbursement model,” said Dr. Cambria. “We look forward to a lively discourse on this timely topic.”

The Forum presenters are:

— Drew E. Altman, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Menlo Park, CA

— David M. Cutler, PhD, Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

— David A. Hyman, MD, JD, Richard & Marie Corman Professor of Law, Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

— Derek J. Robinson, MD, MBA, FACEP, Chief Medical Officer; Region V, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Chicago, IL

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