Under Part B, Medicare covers many types of medically necessary assistive technologies that improve health and functioning, including durable medical equip
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) should continue to monitor and control the incidence of fraud and abuse associated with durable medical e
Postacute care under Medicare refers to services provided after inpatient hospitalization or outpatient treatment.
Congress, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and other federal agencies should closely monitor the impact of Medicare payment policies
Congress should mandate improvements in postacute benefits, safeguard beneficiaries’ access to benefits, and avoid shifting the costs of postacute care to
Ensure adequacy and affordability—Medicaid should remain a v
Under the current Medicaid financing system, federal Medicaid funding increases in response to increases in enrollment, service costs, and service use.
Federal and state governments should maintain the entitlement nature of Medicaid funding so all who qualify will be covered.