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Morning Consult: Policymakers Must Seize Chance to Improve Chronic Care through Coordination

JULY 01, 2015

Recently, both the Administration and Congress have sounded a clarion call to improve the quality and lower the cost of providing care for Medicare beneficiaries. Recently, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R- Utah.) announced the creation of a Senate Finance Committee Chronic Care Working Group to identify policy-oriented solutions to improve the quality and reduce the expense of Medicare beneficiaries’ chronic care.

It’s no wonder the Senate is tackling this particular issue – chronic care accounts for a whopping 93 percent of spending in the Medicare program.

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