S.829 - Removing Barriers to Person- and Family-Centered Care Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI] (Introduced 03/14/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/14/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.829 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/14/2019)
Removing Barriers to Person- and Family-Centered Care Act of 2019
This bill establishes a program through which entities may implement alternative payment models for providing care to individuals who (1) are enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid, or both; (2) have advanced chronic conditions (e.g., late-stage cancer); and (3) have demonstrated cognitive impairment or functional limitations.
Specifically, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services must award cooperative agreements to specified organizations to provide person- and family-centered care for such individuals, particularly through collaboratives with providers and community-based organizations. Participants may receive waivers from certain coverage requirements (e.g., Medicare hospice, skilled nursing facility, and home health services requirements) to implement program initiatives and must report data using identified quality measures.