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Congressman proposes new Medicare long-term care insurance plan

June 14, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Representative Frank Pallone (D-NJ), the senior Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is proposing a new universal Medicare long-term care benefit. 

Medicare's telemedicine options change the future for seniors

June 4, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Nearly 9 in 10 adults ages 40 and over would be comfortable using at least one type of telemedicine for themselves or an aging loved one, says a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

California, South Dakota make large leaps in latest report

May 29, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

America’s Health Rankings Senior Report provides a comprehensive analysis of senior population health on a national and state-by-state basis across 34 measures of senior health.

New Mexico nursing home issues may be based in Medicaid, report shows

May 24, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

The state of New Mexico ranks at the bottom in terms of serious skilled nursing deficiencies per facility, according to a recent analysis conducted by a pair of news organizations.

Medicaid loss could cause 30,000 residents to be evicted in Louisiana

May 9, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Gov. John Bel Edwards' staff has planned a press conference Wednesday for more details, a day before the notices are set to be mailed to 37,000 Medicaid recipients in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities.

CMS to test DPC with Medicare Advantage

April 27, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said it would test a direct provider contracting (DPC) model within Medicare fee-for-service, Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid programs, which could offer opportunities for long term and post-acute care...

MedPAC looks at post-acute care unified payment system

April 13, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

At its most recent public meeting, the commission heard a staff report on the basis for uniform outcome measures as part of such a unified payment model for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), home health agencies (HHAs), long term care hospitals (LTCHs),...

Medicaid-eligible memory care unit opens in Buffalo

April 9, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

The first Medicaid-eligible memory care assisted living program in New York state was launched Thursday at Briarwood Manor.

Louisiana senate favors nursing homes in living choice debate

March 29, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

In the most recent battle to change the way Louisiana cares for its elderly, nursing home owners were pitted against advocacy groups like the AARP, asking the state to increase opportunities for senior citizens to receive care in their own homes.

MedPAC reports thin margins for long-term care providers

March 19, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

AHCA/NCAL President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Parkinson said MedPAC’s report is an important development and demands follow-up action by policymakers in Washington, D.C., and in the states.

Skilled nursing and the effect of Medicare Advantage

March 13, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

About 33% of seniors enrolled in the Medicare program have elected to use managed Medicare Advantage plans, and that number is expected to grow — potentially faster than the government thinks.

Expect more Medicaid shifts according to health plan chief

March 5, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Citing a PricewaterhouseCoopers report that showed 74 percent of Medicaid beneficiaries are in a full-risk managed care product, Jeff Mysers says the prevalence of the health plans is not news.


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