The recommendations in the report were based on public comments and hearings, and the 15 members' expertise in the field. They include:
- Elimination of Medicare's three-night hospital inpatient requirement to qualify for post-acute coverage;
- More public resources to speed development and implementation of LTC-specific health information technology;
- Expansion of “No Wrong Door” programs, which are meant to ensure that individuals end up in the most appropriate care setting no matter where they enter the LTC system;
- Creation of a national advisory committee to continue this work. The entire commission acknowledged that it faced enormous time constraints, and its report is not comprehensive enough to serve as a definitive blueprint for reform, so a national advisory committee should be created.
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