Senate Finance Committee Floats Chronic Care Discussion Draft

October 27, 2016
The Senate Finance Committee released wide-ranging, bipartisan draft chronic care legislation Thursday (Oct. 27) that among other reforms would extend by two years the Independence at Home demonstration, let kidney-failure patients enroll in Medicare Advantage, ease telehealth restrictions, and change how beneficiaries could be assigned to accountable care organizations. Jim Scott, a former CMS senior adviser who now is president and CEO of Applied Policy and who attended a briefin g held by a bipartisan Finance chronic care work...

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