Long-Term Care

New bill would target improved care coordination for seniors

MDS 3.0 Insider, August 1, 2014

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A bill introduced in the House of Representatives would target improved care coordination for seniors, adding it under the Older Americans Act.
Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) introduced the Care Coordination for Older Americans Act of 2014 to improve upon the Older Americans Act. While the bill, first enacted close to 50 years ago, targets improving the lives of seniors, it fails to look at the need for care coordination, which leads to preventable medical problems.

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