How The Medicare Transitions Act of 2009 Positively Affects Elderly Care

| Monday, May 23, 2011
By Alan Gordon

This new health care bill was introduced on May 11, 2009 by the Colorado senator to update patient care and reduce the health care expenses. It was known as Medicare Transitions Act or 2009 tailored towards giving instant help and follow-up services for those who leave hospital.

It is meant to provide the public with a national list of transition care providers within their communities. It is for giving care to Medicare patients who still need medical help even after leaving hospital up to the point when they would be able to take care of themselves.

The personal follow-up care would be availed to elderly patients too to enable them manage their conditions away from hospital but the medication to be ministered to them effectively.

This is the bill that is expected to cut down the expenditure by reducing the level of patient readmissions. It had been noted that far too many elderly people were being readmitted into hospitals daily a situation that could have been avoided. Now for every five Medicare patient who are discharged from hospitals, only one is readmitted within a month.

This can be avoided with proper follow-up services. Personal follow-up care is provided to enable them receive effective treatment and further self-care instructions.

Medic and Medicaid expenses are the highest deficits in the national budgets today. This is why it is becoming increasingly important to be able to cut these costs by making sure the senior care is improved in these hard economic times. The health care reforms for the elderly and securing the future are a must.

President Obama already introduced the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to the tune of $2 billion injected in the economy for community care centers. It is to improve quality care standards for the aged in order to jumpstart the economy. Health centers will give best care to them because they hardly have insurance.

Most seniors though, cannot afford health care which hurts the whole nation. It is because they still need quality but affordable health care to be given to them which causes a financial challenge to the whole nation but has a great impact overall. It improves on their longevity and reduces the national expenditure on health.

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