One indicator of sensible fiscal practices is maintaining balance between spending and revenues. Occasional deficits may be necessary.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the states, and all other regulators should vigorously enforce all regulations in long-term services and supports (LTSS) facilities and home care w
More federal funding should be provided to the Administration for Community Living to develop and implement its emergency management responsibilities on behalf of older peo
Policymakers and health care administrators must conduct adequate emergency preparedness planning.
Policymakers should collaborate to identify, develop, fund, and implement timely, effective response plans for national, state, and local public health crises.
Federal and state governments should ensure the collection and public reporting of comprehensive, accurate data during an epidemic or pandemic and other public health crises or natural disasters.
Health care providers, businesses, schools, organizations, and individuals should be educated about behavioral risk factors for contracting and spreading serious communicable diseases.
Federal and state governments should encourage coverage and payment of telehealth services for eligible beneficiaries to improve access and the quality of