“Finding a way for to pay for long-term services and supports through Medicare for some residents of independent and assisted living communities, older adults served by Programs for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly and seniors living at home ‘would not only improve care but also lower the beneficiaries’ medical costs while also slowing expenditures from the public purse,’ said Bill Hoagland, a senior vice president at Bipartisan Policy Center, at the Tuesday release of a new report from the center. . . . The full report can be downloaded on the BPC’s website.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Yet another way for government to fund LTC and crowd out private financing alternatives. Chalk up one more misguided proposal by the Bipartisan Policy Center and Scan.
Paying for LTSS via Medicare would improve outcomes, lower costs: report