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Coverage Issues - White House Commission 2001 PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Weeks   

Coverage Issues -- White House Commission on CAM Policy 2001

The years 1996-2001 witnessed a great increase in the number and types of insurance, managed care and hospital products involving CAM. On request of the White House Commission, and with urging from the then medical director of the Commission, Joe Kaczmarczyk, DO, MPH, I participated in a Commission panel on coverage issues for which I prepared this extensive document. Included is 21 pages of analysis and recommendations followed by 20 pages of charts on coverage models, experience and perceptions of value from The Integrator and other sources. 41 pages, 529 kb


White House Commission on CAM Policy
James Gordon, MD, Chair

Reimbursement: Panel on Health Plan Perspectives

Testimony of

John Weeks
Principal, Integration Strategies for Natural Healthcare
Publisher-Editor, THE INTEGRATOR for the Business of Alternative Medicine
(Integrative Medicine Communications, Newton, MA; onemedicine.com)
3345 59th Avenue Southwest, Seattle, WA 98116; 206-933-7983;

May 14, 2001
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Thank you, Chairman Gordon, Commissioners, and staff, for the honor of appearing before you to share some perspective, ideas and recommendations regarding the current state of CAM reimbursement. We are here to “follow the money” in health care. We need your vision and insight to make certain that resources are sent down the appropriate chutes.

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