Caring for an individual with Alzheimer’s or another dementia poses unique challenges. Thankfully, dementia care management can ease these challenges, improve quality of care and reduce costs. Unfortunately, dementia care management programs have not developed within the current Medicare fee-for-service system.
The bipartisan Comprehensive Care for Alzheimer's Act (S. 1125 / H.R. 2517) would ask the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to test a different payment structure for dementia care management. Introduced by Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W. Va.) in the Senate and Reps. Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.), Darin LaHood (R-Ill.), Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.), and Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.) in the House of Representatives, the Comprehensive Care for Alzheimer's Act has the potential to streamline today’s complicated health care maze for people living with dementia and their caregivers.
Letters-to-the-Editor (LTE) are a great way to grow support for our public policy priorities. Click below for talking points that can be used to help you write a LTE urging your member to cosponsor the Comprehensive Care for Alzheimer's Act.
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Everything you need to make the most of your year around advocacy efforts are available in this Advocate’s Guide. We’ll be updating this guide throughout the year as our policy priorities are introduced in Congress.