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5 major Medicare changes in the new anti-shutdown bill

A critical new federal government funding bill could make big changes in Medicare home health care rules.

chronic care benefits rules.

5.  Fund government studies that could eventually change Medicare wellness, condition management and care planning programs.

  • Section 2332 would have the U.S. Government Accountability Office look into the idea of having the Medicare Part B physician services and outpatient services plan pay for comprehensive care planning through a separate payment code. The “comprehensive care planning” could include planning for long-term care services, such as home health care and skilled nursing facility care.

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