NOF Statement on Medicare Part D Cliff »

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Washington, DC  – The National Osteoporosis Foundation issued the following statement regarding the impending out-of-pocket cliff threatening the Medicare Part D program: “A looming threat to the Medicare Part D program is set to take effect in 2020 unless Congress takes action. The Part D cliff will significantly increase the catastrophic threshold – the amount… Read more »

NOF is Advocating for Increased Medicare Reimbursement for DXA Scans »

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Fractures related to osteoporosis threaten the health and independence of older Americans.  And fractures are common:  more than 2 million fractures happen each year due to osteoporosis.  The statistics are staggering and unnecessary. A DXA (Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry) bone density test is a non-invasive, simple, yet top quality test for screening and diagnosing patients that… Read more »

NOF Statement on Medicare Part D »

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Washington, DC – The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) sent the following statement to Members of Congress on the importance of protecting Medicare Part D: NOF is concerned that recent changes to the Medicare Part D program in the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) of 2018 opens the door to other potentially harmful changes that could disrupt… Read more »

NOF Support for Issues of Importance to Osteoporosis Patients »

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NOF has been working hard on supporting issues of importance to osteoporosis patients by signing onto advocacy letters. Below you will be able to view and download letters we have signed onto: DXA Coalition Support Letter Medicare Community Statement LIS Co-Pay Letter SNAP Vitamin and Mineral Letter MassHealth Section 1115 Demonstration Amendment Request Medicare Access… Read more »

NOF Supporting the LIS Program »

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NOF has joined with other leading patient advocacy organizations on the national and state level to support the LIS program within Medicare Part D. NOF has signed on to the attached letters along with hundreds of other national and state-level organizations. To review them, please click on the letters below:    

NOF Response to S. 1688 Bill »

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The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), which recently led a letter to Congress signed by over 300 health advocacy groups opposing harmful government interference in the Medicare Part D program, today issued the following statement in response to S. 1688: “It is discouraging that, despite direct opposition from over 300 health advocates, members of Congress have… Read more »

NOF Statement on Democratic Economic Proposal »

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Washington, DC (July 26, 2017) – The following statement addresses the recent Democratic Economic Proposal and can be attributed to Amy Porter, Executive Director & CEO of the National Osteoporosis Foundation: “We are deeply concerned that legislators continue to propose harmful changes to the essential Medicare Part D program despite clear evidence that the program… Read more »

Osteoporosis Care is Under Siege: How You Can Help »

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Fractures related to osteoporosis threaten the health and independence of older Americans. And fractures are common: more than 2 million fractures happen each year due to osteoporosis. The statistics are staggering and unnecessary. A DXA (Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry) bone density test is a non-invasive, simple, yet top-quality test for screening and diagnosing patients that may… Read more »

The Cost of Prescription Drugs: How the Drug Delivery System Affects What Patients Pay »

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Washington, DC (June 13, 2017) – The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), today issued the following statement in response to the Senate HELP hearing “The Cost of Prescription Drugs: How the Drug Delivery System Affects What Patients Pay” “During today’s hearing, several Senators raised the idea of allowing for the government to set prices in the… Read more »

Protect Patient Access to Medication »

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Dear Member of Congress, We, the undersigned organizations, are writing to express opposition to proposals that would allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to interfere in private negotiations in the Medicare Part D program. We are concerned that such proposals could undermine Part D’s competitive structure and restrict access for millions of… Read more »