The Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2021 (H.R. 3650/S. 2048) would count the time Medicare beneficiaries spend in the hospital under “observation” status toward the three-day stay requirement for SNF coverage, improving access to critical, needed care.
Any changes to the Medicare program must aim for healthier people, better care, and smarter spending—not paying more for less. As policymakers debate the future of health care, we will provide our insights here.
Thinking ahead to Medicare's future, it’s important to modernize benefits and pursue changes that improve how people with Medicare navigate their coverage on a daily basis. Here are our evolving 30 policy goals for Medicare’s future.
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