Fierce Health Payer July 29, 2021
New legislation aims to eliminate the cost-sharing requirement for Medicare beneficiaries to get chronic care management services and reimburse providers for 100% of the payment.
The legislation, reintroduced Thursday, intends to boost access among seniors to chronic care management services that include creating a care plan and medication reconciliation and adherence.
“Chronic health conditions account for 90% of our nation’s healthcare spending and this is a meaningful way to lower costs and improve health outcomes,” said Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Washington, a lead sponsor of the Seniors’ Chronic Care Management Improvement Act. “It’s unfortunate so few seniors access this benefit and I believe dropping the cost-sharing requirements will change that.”
Currently, a Medicare beneficiary with two or more chronic conditions can...