Next Avenue: New law expands Medicare benefits

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.

Older adults with a lot of medical issues will see some of their burdens eased through a new law passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump.

The Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2018 won broad bipartisan support.

That makes sense, because “everybody knows somebody with serious chronic illness or functional limitations, and everybody knows somebody who’s faced a real challenge getting their care coordinated or accessing something that clearly ought to be a benefit,” said Dr. Bruce Chernof, president and CEO of The SCAN Foundation, a public charity devoted to transforming care for older adults to preserve dignity and encourage independence (and a Next Avenue funder).

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