A Proposal for “Medicare Help at Home”

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<p>With the aim of improving Medicare beneficiaries’ access to home- and community-based long-term services, reducing out-of-pocket financial burden, and maintaining independent living, a team of researchers has developed a proposal to help the one-fifth of beneficiaries who deal with serious physical or cognitive limitations.</p><p>As outlined in a post to the <em>Health Affairs Blog</em>, the proposal, developed by Karen Davis and Amber Willink of the Roger C. Lipitz Center at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Cathy Schoen of New York University, has three components: up to 20 hours of personal care a week (or equivalent long-term services and supports); creation of new integrated care organizations that are accountable for coordinating medical care and support services; and support for innovative models of care delivery within the home or community.</p>

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