Long-term care advocates have praised a set of recommendations issued by the Congressional Commission on Long-Term Care, but some commissioners broke ranks, saying the panel did not fulfill its mandate.
The Congressional Long-Term Care Commission is on an "extraordinarily short time frame" that merits an extension, a member told McKnight's in June.
With its report due by the end of September, the Congressional Long-Term Care Commission is setting its sights on what can be accomplished in an "extraordinarily short time-frame," according to member Judith Stein, executive director of the Center for Medicare Advocacy.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday named three people to the bipartisan long-term care commission created as part of January's fiscal cliff deal.
Under a proposed settlement, a nationwide class of beneficiaries will be certified, numerous parts of the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual will be rewritten, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will carry out an educational campaign for providers, Medicare contractors and adjudicators.