Long-Term Care

Medicare bill would improve transitions to long-term care and other settings

MDS 3.0 Insider, June 6, 2014

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Federal lawmakers have introduced a bill designed to improve coordination of care and services for Medicare beneficiaries as they move from one setting to another.
 
In announcing the Medicare Transitional Care Act, Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Tom Petri (R-WI) noted that the bill is intended to ensure that appropriate follow-up care is provided during transitions from hospitals to long-term care, home and other settings, when patients are most vulnerable.
 
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