IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. joined with more than 75 other organizations in a letter urging Congressional action on a number of health care programs that are vitally important to safety-net providers and the patients they serve.
Joining with other groups such as Children’s Hospital Association and National Association of Community Health Centers, Vizient wrote to Congressional leaders in both the House and the Senate, regarding the future of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital payments, and the National Health Service Corps, among others. All of these programs represent vital elements of the nation’s health care safety net and must be addressed to avoid significant disruption.
This letter was also sent to leaders of multiple Congressional committees as well as the President and Vice President. As Congress considers addressing these programs before the end of the fiscal year (September 30th) we encourage them to not reduce other federal commitments to health care in order to finance these critical programs.
Vizient is the nation’s largest health care performance improvement company serving a diverse membership that includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health care delivery networks and non-acute health care providers.
About Vizient, Inc.
Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country, provides innovative data-driven solutions, expertise and collaborative opportunities that lead to improved patient outcomes and lower costs. Vizient’s diverse membership base includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers and represents more than $100 billion in annual purchasing volume. The Vizient brand identity represents the integration of VHA Inc., University HealthSystem Consortium and Novation, which combined in 2015, as well as MedAssets’ Spend and Clinical Resource Management (SCM) segment, including Sg2, which was acquired in 2016. In 2017, Vizient again received a World’s Most Ethical Company designation from the Ethisphere Institute. Vizient’s headquarters are in Irving, Texas, with locations in Chicago and other cities across the United States. Please visit www.vizientinc.com as well as our newsroom, blog, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube pages for more information about the company.