Senators Announce Chronic Care Working Group
Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, recently announced the creation of a bipartisan chronic care working group. The Chairman and Ranking Member also announced that Committee members, Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Mark Warner (D-VA), have been appointed to co-lead the effort.
The purpose of the working group is to assess current law and develop potential policy and legislative solutions to improve chronic care.
“As the Finance Committee looks to develop solutions that improve health outcomes for Medicare patients with chronic conditions, we intend to proceed carefully. Stakeholder input is critical for the committee to work toward its goal of producing bipartisan legislation that can be introduced and marked up later this year. To aid the Finance Committee in bipartisan chronic care reform policy development, we request all interested public and private sector stakeholders submit their best ideas on ways to improve outcomes for Medicare patients with chronic conditions,” the senators wrote in a letter to stakeholders requesting recommendations.
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