Home health is a valuable and necessary benefit that can help people with Medicare live safely in their homes and communities. But far too many beneficiaries lack meaningful access to needed services. Often, this is due to due to misaligned financial incentives that make serving people with chronic conditions who are not expected to improve less profitable than delivering short-term care to people who are recovering from illness or injury. We are concerned the proposed rule could exacerbate this dynamic.
Any changes to the Medicare program must aim for healthier people, better care, and smarter spending—not paying more for less. As policymakers debate the future of health care, we will provide our insights here.
Thinking ahead to Medicare's future, it’s important to modernize benefits and pursue changes that improve how people with Medicare navigate their coverage on a daily basis. Here are our evolving 30 policy goals for Medicare’s future.
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