The Blog to Transform Advanced Care
Advancing Care through Innovation, Observation and Collaboration.
The CHRONIC Care Act contains several provisions that ensure Medicare beneficiaries living with advanced illness receive the highest quality care, including:
- Extending the Independence at Home demonstration program for two years, which provides home-based primary care services and advance care planning to frail elders in the home setting
- Commissioning the GAO to conduct a study on the establishment of a payment code for a visit for longitudinal comprehensive care planning services
Both bills advance C-TAC’s mission by providing greater support to Medicare beneficiaries receiving care in the home and family caregivers caring for loved ones living with advanced illness, and we applaud the efforts of the U.S. Senate champions of both pieces of legislation as well as the key stakeholder groups who fought for their passage.
As ACA repeal efforts have stalled for the time being, it is imperative that our champions on Capitol Hill continue to move forward legislation that will empower America’s advanced illness population. Last night’s victories demonstrate important progress and C-TAC will continue to rally support for both bills in the House.