AHA, BCBSA, Premera, and AHIP to Unveil Groundbreaking Study on Impact of Cost-Shifting on Employers and Consumers

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 General News J E 4
Press Conference

Tuesday, December 9, 9:30 a.m.

National Press Club

Murrow Room, 13th Floor

A new study by Milliman, Inc. demonstrates the significant financial impact on consumers and employers due to the cost-shift that occurs from inadequate Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements to hospitals and physicians.

Representatives from the provider and health plan communities will discuss the findings of the report, the impact of cost-shifting on consumers and employers, and its implications for health care reform.

WHAT: New groundbreaking study on impact of cost-shifting

WHO: Richard Umbdenstock, President and CEO, American Hospital Association

Scott P. Serota, President and CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

John Pickering, Principal and Consulting Actuary, Milliman, Inc.

Karen Ignagni, President and CEO, America's Health Insurance Plans

WHEN: Tuesday, December 9, 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC

Murrow Room, 13th Floor

CONTACT: Matt Fenwick of AHA, +1-312-422-2820; or Kelly Miller of BCBSA, +1-202-626-4825; or Robert Zirkelbach of AHIP, +1-202-778-8493; or Scott Forslund of Premera, +1-425-918-5070

/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- Dec. 8/

SOURCE America's Health Insurance Plans


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