The Medicare savings and investment program could benefit from a streamlined application process that Uber could help with, according to a study released Wednesday by the National Council on Aging.
The council’s Medicare and Medicaid Research Center released the study, titled “Medically Adverse Event Reporting: A Medicare Programmatic Approach,” after a Senate committee approved a measure to boost the Medicare program for people 65 and older.
The legislation would add a new requirement for Medicare to report all adverse events, including accidents, serious illness and suicide, to the federal government’s database.
If the data is incomplete, the Medicare system will report only deaths that were reported, according the report.
The Medicare savings fund for Medicare beneficiaries would also be strengthened under the new program, the study said.
The measure was passed by the Senate on Tuesday and sent to President Donald Trump for his signature.
It’s expected to be signed into law by Trump by the end of the month.
The proposal would also allow the federal Medicare program to be used by states to pay for certain medical services, including those for people with disabilities and those in long-term care facilities.
The proposed changes, the council said, “could create a pathway for the Medicare savings to grow more rapidly.”