Arrow breaking through wallEmployers have been offering support to their employees throughchronic care management programs since the late 1980s, and many arefrustrated with the lack of employee engagement. (Image:Shutterstock)

Introduced on June 24, Bill S. 1948 would amend the Internal RevenueCode of 1986, section 223(c)(2) also known as the Chronic Disease Management Act of 2018. Whenamended this Act could be the legislative equivalent of a safetynet for high-value care.

And it can't come soon enough, given the far-reaching impactchronic health conditions such as diabetes andcardiovascular disease are having on employers who pay asignificant share of the costs for their employees and familymembers with these conditions. The bill addresses chronicconditions that substantially disable or threaten life; are a highrisk of hospitalization or significant impact to health and requirespecialized treatment across all aspects of care.

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