On June 23, 2015, the Jimmo Implementation Council convened at the US Capitol in Washington, DC sponsored by the Center for Medicare Advocacy (CMA).  According to CMA “The purpose of the Jimmo Council is to nurture a community of experts committed to working together to implement the Jimmo v. Sebelius Settlement – to open access to Medicare and care for people with long-term conditions and injuries. Council members include beneficiary advocates, providers from numerous care-settings, nurses, therapists, policy-makers, and other stakeholders. At the inaugural Council meeting, members from throughout the country discussed current practices, analyzed successes and barriers, and agreed upon next steps to advance implementation of the Jimmo Settlement.”

I was privileged to be invited to attend the first Council meeting.  The recommendations of the Jimmo Council as an outcome of the first meeting and a background on the Jimmo case can be obtained at the below link. 

http://www.medicareadvocacy.org/jimmo-implementation-council/