The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed both new and longstanding needs of long-term care patients. Congress and the administration modified over 200 Medicare regulations, which has afforded response flexibility to providers, Medicare Advantage plans, and Part D plans. But how do these flexibilities impact the long-term care sector? Experts overviewed the recent changes, remaining gaps, and benefits and risks to long-term care patients, caregivers, providers, and payers. Panelists discussed whether similar actions should be replicated in future public health emergencies and highlight policy options to bolster the long-term care system moving forward.
- David C. Grabowski, Ph.D., Professor of Health Care Policy, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
- Eric De Jonge, M.D., Chief of Geriatrics, Capital Caring Health, Chair, Public Policy Committee for AAHCM
- Gretchen Jacobson, Ph.D., Vice President, Medicare, The Commonwealth Fund (moderator)
This event was made possible with support from The Commonwealth Fund.