Patient Choice and Quality Care Act
The Patient Choice and Quality Care Act provides patients and their families new resources related to advanced care planning. This bipartisan legislation directs the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to conduct an Advanced Illness Coordination Services demonstration, which will allow an interdisciplinary team to provide early palliative care and wrap-around, home-based services to individuals with multiple and complex chronic conditions.
S. 1334 had 7 cosponsors and H.R. 2797 had 31 cosponsors. The legislation was introduced by Members of Congress who are strong champions related to palliative and advanced care planning (Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03). It is likely the bill authors will re-introduce the legislation or similar proposals in the new Congress.