14 Jun Task Force Submits a Statement for the Record on the CHRONIC Care Act of 2017
In previous correspondence with the Senate Finance Committee Chronic Care Working Group (February 2016), the Task Force indicated its support for refinement of the CMS-Hierarchical Conditions Category (HCC) model to account for interactions between behavioral and mental health conditions and physical health outcomes. The Task Force is encouraged by the implementation of this policy as well as the implementation of additional provisions of the Working Group’s discussion draft.
Task Force Response Summary
1. Expanding Innovation and Technology.
a. Adapting Benefits to Meet the Needs of Chronically Ill Medicare Advantage Enrollees.
b. Expanding Supplemental Benefits to Meet the Needs of Chronically Ill Medicare Advantage Enrollees.
c. Providing Accountable Care Organizations the Ability to Expand Use of Telehealth.
2. Identifying the Chronically Ill Population.
a. Providing Flexibility for Beneficiaries to Be Part of an Accountable Care Organization.
3. Empowering Individuals in Care Delivery.
a. Eliminating Barriers to Care Coordination under Accountable Care Organizations.
Letter submitted on June 9, 2017