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Rebecca Farley

Director, Policy & Advocacy, National Council for Behavioral Health

Susan Dentzer to Keynote Hill Day 2013; Will Discuss Future Healthcare Directions and Policies

June 14, 2013 | Uncategorized | Comments
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When it comes to national healthcare policy, we live in a rapidly changing world. Health reform, parity, and new delivery and payment structures will have a profound and lasting impact on behavioral health providers. So what do we do to prepare?

As the author Isaac Asimov once said, “No sensible decision can be made without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.”

Learn about the future of U.S health and budget policy – and what it means for you – at Hill Day 2013. The National Council is pleased to announce this year’s keynote speaker, Susan Dentzer, a noted healthcare journalist and the immediate past editor-in-chief of Health Affairs. Ms. Dentzer will help you make sense of upcoming changes and glean insights into what’s ahead, presenting a complete and concise picture of where we’ve been, where we’re headed, and the potential economic and political implications of current health policy trends.

Don’t miss this chance to hear from one of the healthcare field’s most respected analysts – register for Hill Day today!

About Susan Dentzer: Susan Dentzer is the immediate past editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, the nation’s leading journal on health policy. Dentzer was an on-air correspondent with The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) for ten years. She led a unit dedicated to providing in-depth coverage of health care, health policy and Social Security. At NewsHour, Dentzer and the health unit were the recipients of multiple awards, including awards for an April 2005 piece, “Wounded Warrior,” about a paralyzed and brain damaged soldier who was severely wounded in Iraq, and a 1999 report on schizophrenia.

Prior to joining The NewsHour in 1998, Dentzer was chief economics correspondent and economics columnist for U.S. News & World Report, where she served from 1987 to 1997. In a series of columns and stories for U.S. News, she reported extensively on such health policy issues as regulation of managed care. Dentzer’s work in television has included appearances as a regular analyst or commentator on ABC’s Nightline, CNN and The McLaughlin Group.