September 11, 2023
Payers | Tea Leaves
  • A new proposal from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would authorize Medicare payments to health care professionals to train family caregivers who manage medications, assist loved ones with activities such as toileting and dressing, and oversee the use of medical equipment. The proposal, which covers both individual and group training, is a long-overdue recognition of the role informal caregivers play in protecting the health and well-being of older adults. According to a report from AARP, about 42 million Americans provided unpaid care to people 50 and older in 2020. (Article here)