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The COPD National Action Plan
In early 2016, NHLBI convened dozens of stakeholders to map out priorities and next steps in our work to find a cure and reduce the burden of COPD. A draft of the first-ever COPD National Action Plan resulted from this town hall. In late 2016, NHLBI published this draft for public review; the COPD Foundation and many others submitted formal comments in response. While the official comment period has closed, but you can still submit your thoughts to NHLBI. Read more here.
The latest in COPD public policy
In this PRAXIS Nexus POST, Jamie Sullivan, the COPD Foundation's Vice President of Public Policy & Outcomes, gives us an update on the current COPD policy landscape and steps you can take to advocate for your patients.
2017 Readmissions Penalties
In 2017, nearly 2,600 hospitals will be penalized for excessive readmissions under HRRP. According to a Kaiser Health News report, the average incurred penalty increased by one-fifth. Read their entire article here.
What types of public policy issues are important to the COPD community?
Read the new COPD Foundation call to action on our community's most pressing issues.
Is the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program working?
New AHRQ-funded research out of Yale and New York University suggests that HRRP penalties may be associated with a decline in readmission rates.