Congress should allocate sufficient funds to support and maintain a robust public health infrastructure and population health.
Federal and state licensing standards should require that nursing facilities and assisted living/residential care settings have well-developed, feasible, and practiced emer
Policymakers should take steps to foster housing stability during declared emergencies.
Federal and state governments should encourage coverage and payment of telehealth services for eligible beneficiaries to improve access and the quality of
Legislation should authorize nonjudicial surrogate decisionmaking in the event that an incapacitated patient has not executed an advance directive. Such legislation should:
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
Policymakers and health care administrators must conduct adequate emergency preparedness planning to avoid scarcity of medical equipment, supplies, and personnel
Policymakers should collaborate to identify, develop, fund, and implement timely, effective response plans for national, state, and local public health crises.