Know the Issues
Legislation & Regulation
Stay informed with the most up-to-date information about key legislation and regulations that will affect you, your loved ones, and the vulnerable older patients we want to help!
Take a look at this great health care reform implementation timeline by the Kaiser Family Foundation! This interactive tool is designed to explain how and when the provisions of the health reform law will be implemented over the next several years.
The health care reform bill signed into law by President Obama represents a major step forward
for the Campaign for Better Care, with numerous key provisions that reflect the Campaign’s goal
to improve the health care system for vulnerable older adults and people with chronic
Read about ten key elements of health care reform that will help us deliver better care to those
who need it most »
Today, our payment system pays based on services delivered rather than outcomes achieved.
The newly enacted health care reform legislation adopts a different framework for payment and health
care delivery by embracing innovation and creating tools to test and evaluate new ways to produce the best outcomes for patients. Learn more »
This new national website helps you find detailed information about your health insurance coverage options, including standardized information about benefits, provider networks, and costs. More »
The new health care law lays a strong foundation for the Campaign’s work going forward. This summary highlights the new provisions that reflect the Campaign’s goals of improving the health care system for vulnerable older adults and people with chronic conditions. Read more »
Health Information Technology
On July 13, 2010 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule
detailing incentive payments for the meaningful use of certified Electronic Health Record (EHR)
technology. With this rule, CMS has ensured that tax-payer-funded incentive payments do not
simply go to digitizing paper records but to actually improving the quality of care. Learn more »
The HITECH Act provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ("ARRA")
established Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments to providers who are meaningful users of
certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology. Read about the Program Structure »
As we work to shape legislation, we encourage members of Congress to introduce and pass laws that benefit consumers, and to confirm nominees that have your best interests in mind. Once these laws are passed, it’s up to the relevant federal agency to determine how they are implemented. As the agency defines rules for each law, we comment and urge them to keep your best interests in mind. Read some of our letters »