Consumers have a right to accurate, secure, and confidential health and health-related information.
All levels of government and the private sector should adequately fund and support antifraud and anti-abuse efforts.
Policies should be in place to avoid unnecessary foreclosures.
All depository institutions should be required to provide an adequate level of banking services to individuals, including customers with low incomes.
Policymakers should conduct robust oversight and enforcement related to scams and fraud.
Policymakers and the private sector should develop a standardized screening tool to identify individuals experiencing social isolation.
Medicare, Medicaid, and other payers should reimburse providers for the use of a standardized tool, including during “Welcome to Medicare” and Annual Wellness visits.
During times of crisis, state and local governments and the private sector should use evidence-based tools to identify, monitor, and address social isolation among older adults.
Federal, state, and local policymakers should engage in robust, fully funded public health activities and programs.
Federal and state health agencies should expand and improve standardized data collection, sharing, and reporting to identify and address disparities in service.