The PCC joins the Smarter HealthCare Coalition in Supporting the Reintroduction of the Chronic Disease Management Act (S. 655)

On March 6, 2023, the Smarter HealthCare Coalition, of which PCC is a member, sent a letter to Senate leadership expressing support for the reintroduction of the Chronic Disease Management Act (S. 655). The Coalition represents a broad-based, diverse group of health care stakeholders, including consumer groups, employers, health plans, life science companies, provider organizations, and academic centers.

Access to high-value health care services is an area of focus for the Smarter Health Coalition including work to ensure that the millions of Americans in High-Deductible Health Plans with Health Savings Accounts have access to services and medications to manage chronic conditions on a pre-deductible basis.

The bill would ensure high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) that are used with health savings accounts (HSAs) can cover care related to chronic disease management prior to a beneficiary reaching their plan deductible. The bill would also help address the impacts of chronic diseases by allowing patients that are enrolled in HDHPs greater flexibility in accessing the care they need.

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