Medicare Transitional Care Act (2009)
Federal bill would provide coverage for transitional care services under Medicare part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance) for qualified individuals following discharge from a hospital. These services include a comprehensive assessment of the patient's needs before discharge and an assessment of the family caregiver's needs and resources; the development of a comprehensive, evidence-based tranistional care plan that includes the family caregiver; home visits to implement the care plan; and help coordinating follow-up care and access to community services for both the patient and caregiver.
Bill Number H.R. 2773/ S. 1295
Sponsor Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)/ Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
Date of Introduction 6/9/2009
Latest Activity While this bill stalled, the Affordable Care Act that was enacted includes a "Community Based Care Transitions" program.
More Info http://thomas.loc.gov/
Topic: Care Management/ Coordination/ Transitional Care