The AHA today provided feedback on the Senate Finance Committee Chronic Care Working Group’s policy options to improve care for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic health conditions. “The AHA is pleased to see that the CCWG has included many of our priorities for improving care for those with chronic conditions, including the expansion of telehealth, improvements to accountable care models, and policies to increase Medicare beneficiary engagement,” wrote AHA Executive Vice President Tom Nickels. “We also applaud its focus on behavioral health, although we encourage the CCWG to expand its focus to recognize that behavioral health conditions may themselves be chronic illnesses.” For AHA’s detailed comments, see the letter.