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Changing the dementia diagnosis dialog

April 24, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

The Alzheimer’s Association is offering new tools for clinicians and patients to discuss dementia care management.

Great lengths for short nails

April 10, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears knows it’s important for nails to be trimmed, which is why she’s sought assistance from caregivers since Medicaid coverage isn’t often enough to her liking.

The ACA and Medicaid

April 5, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
blog

After months of political leverage on repealing the Affordable Care Act, the GOP decided to ditch its new House bill without voting on it. Now what?

Texas proposes new SNF tax to enhance Medicaid

March 31, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

If passed, the proposed tax would affect every nursing home in the state. But private-pay residents are calling it a "granny tax."

GOP withdraws healthcare act bill

March 27, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

Minutes before the House was scheduled to vote on the American Health Care Act, Speaker Paul Ryan was forced to withdraw the bill, citing lack of support. The bill would have made sweeping changes to Medicaid. 

Verma confirmed as next CMS Administrator

March 13, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

The Senate approved President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services late Monday.

The repeal and replace bill: Medicaid's most dangerous enemy?

March 8, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
blog

The GOP's long-awaited bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is here--but its vision may be dangerously shortsighted.

New federal rules for home health agencies

February 15, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
news

Federal regulations, set to go into effect in July, would require the more than 12,000 home health agencies participating in Medicare and Medicaid be more responsive--and responsible--for patients and caregivers. 

Price confirmed to head HHS

February 10, 2017  | 
news

The Senate has approved the president’s nomination of Representative Tom Price as the new secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

CMS applauds readmission reduction

January 20, 2017  |  Robert Gatty
article

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has seen a substantial decline in hospitalization admissions among Medicare beneficiaries in long-term care. 

Medicaid Qualified Income Trust a trying process

January 3, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears details her lengthy—and frustrating—journey of setting up a Qualified Income Trust (QIT/Miller trust) to meet Ohio’s changing Medicaid eligibility requirements.

Medicare Part B outpatient drug payment cancelled

December 22, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will not move forward with a mandatory five-year Medicare initiative that would have tested new ways to pay for outpatient drugs under Medicare Part B.

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