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

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

And it can’t come soon enough, given the far-reaching impact chronic health conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease are having on employers who pay a significant share of the costs for their employees and family members with these conditions. The bill addresses chronic conditions that substantially disable or threaten life; are a high risk of hospitalization or significant impact to health and require specialized treatment across all aspects of care.

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