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Washington skilled nursing faces tough times due to Medicaid

September 20, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

“At this point I can’t even tell you how they’re coping. That’s how bad it is,” WHCA president and CEO Robin Dale told Skilled Nursing News.

Government-funded long-term care bill makes progress in House of Representatives

September 11, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

The House Ways and Means Committee has endorsed H.R. 6561, a bill that could help private companies use government money to provide long-term care for people who are still living at home.

Researchers find possible $4.6 billion in savings for Medicare at cost of long-term care hospital discharges

August 30, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Medicare could save about $4.6 billion with no negative effect on patients by disallowing discharges to long-term care hospitals, a new SSRN analysis finds. 

Oklahoma nursing homes find reprieve, anticipate future strain with Medicaid

August 20, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Nursing home administrators have faced a slew of potential cuts since last year.

Long-term, acute care hospitals see payment increase from Medicare

August 6, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Acute care providers get a payment increase from Medicare of 3% and long-term care hospitals receive an update of 1.35% in a final rule issued Thursday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Some hospice providers neglecting patients, abusing Medicare, according to HHS report

August 2, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

The report calls for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is a key player in the funding of hospice services, to increase its level of scrutiny to improve the detection of these problems.

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...


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