Topic: Chronic Conditions

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Center Statement on Bipartisan Medicare Policies that Improve Care for Patients with Chronic Conditions

Recommendations on chronic care reform submitted to the Senate Finance Committee on June 22, 2015, focusing on Jimmo v. Sebelius, a nationwide class action lawsuit addressing Medicare coverage of maintenance nursing and maintenance therapy, an issue of particular concern to Medicare beneficiaries who have chronic conditions.

Chronic Conditions and Medicare

Many beneficiaries and providers often have questions about obtaining Medicare and Medicare Advantage coverage for services provided to individuals with on-going, chronic conditions. Medicare coverage can be available for health care and therapy services even if the patient's condition is unlikely to improve.

NIH Establishes New Research Program to Address Health Disparities of Chronic Diseases

NIH Establishes New Research Program to Address Health Disparities of Chronic Diseases

Center Submits Comments to Senate Finance Committee’s Bipartisan Chronic Care Working Group (CCWG)

Center comments for Chronic Care Working Group - Ongoing need to address barriers that exist within the Medicare program to truly address gaps in coverage for individuals with chronic conditions. 

IRS guidance will impact people eligible for Medicare based on End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and those who must pay a premium for Part A

IRS guidance released in June, 2013 clarifies that two sub-populations of Medicare eligible individuals may be able to forego Medicare coverage to buy Marketplace plans.

Warning: Medicare Payment Limits Are Bad for Health!

As a means to ward off such potential home health co-payments, some instead suggest capping Medicare payment for episodes of care, effectively limiting the duration of time individuals could access home health services.

Many Uninsured Individuals with Pre-Existing Conditions Will Find It Easier to Obtain Coverage

Individuals with pre-existing conditions who have been uninsured for six months may now find it easier to obtain coverage through the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP)

Medicare for People with Alzheimer’s Disease and other Chronic Conditions

Medicare advocates have been successful in convincing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to loosen Medicare's denial practices for people with Alzheimer's disease and other cognitive impairments.

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