Stakeholder Comments on Senate Finance Committee Chronic Care Policy Options Made Available
February 24, 2016 12:45 PM
As previously reported, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has submitted comments to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee regarding the Chronic Care Working Group’s “Bipartisan Chronic Care Working Group Policy Options Document.” Previous NAHC Report articles summarizing NAHC’s comments are available here (Part 1) and here (Part 2).
As reported in the December 29, 2015, edition of NAHC Report (available here), the Senate Finance Committee released the policy options document in December 2015 after announcing the creation of the Working Group in June 2015. NAHC has been actively engaged in discussions with the Committee on this important issue; for previous coverage of some of NAHC’s activities in this area, please go here, here, and here.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, (R-UT), and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR), along with Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Mark Warner (D-VA), co-chairs of the Finance Committee Chronic Care Working Group, have released all of the stakeholder comments on the working group’s policy options paper.
“We are thankful for the many constructive comments as we continue to seek solutions to help the millions of seniors in Medicare dealing with multiple chronic conditions, and those who care for them,”the senators said.“Armed with this feedback, we can now move forward in our efforts to assemble a legislative product that can be introduced and advanced through the committee.”
The working group reportedly received 327 submissions from interested stakeholders, including NAHC.
The stakeholder comments can be found here.