Ron Wyden

A Step Down The Road To Better Medicare For Those With Chronic Disease

Last week, the Senate quietly and unanimously passed a bill that would improve some Medicare benefits for people with chronic disease. The measure would do many good things but the most important is this: It would take important steps toward breaking down the wall between medical treatment and non-medical supports and services in Medicare, beginning a process that would make [...]

By |2018-02-14T12:43:53-05:00October 4th, 2017|Medicare|5 Comments

Senators Want To Improve Medicare For Seniors With Chronic Diseases, But Are Ignoring Half The Problem

A powerful bipartisan group of U.S. senators wants to improve medical care for older Americans with chronic disease. By doing so, they are taking an important step in improving the health and quality of life of these seniors. But so far at least, they are focusing on only half the problem. While older people with chronic conditions do need improved [...]

A Modest Step To Improve Medicare Post-Acute Care

Medicare has a huge and growing problem caring for patients after they have been discharged from the hospital. After years of talk, Congress may be about to take a modest but important first step toward cleaning up the mess, and making sure that patients get care that gives them the best chance to live a healthy and active life after a [...]

Wyden Bill Would Integrate Medicare Health Care, May Open the Door for Long-Term Care

A new Medicare payment model would encourage health systems to provide fully-integrated medical care for people with chronic disease, according new bipartisan legislation sponsored by senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and congressmen Erik Paulsen (R-MN) and Peter Welch (D-VT).  The measure would allow, but not require, participating providers to offer long-term services and supports as well as medical [...]

By |2014-01-22T18:52:12-05:00January 22nd, 2014|Care Coordination, Medicare|1 Comment