Medicare/Medicaid

How the Senate healthcare bill could affect seniors

The Senate’s proposed healthcare bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, calls for deep cuts to Medicaid. The program pays for about two-thirds of the 1.4 million seniors who live in nursing homes. 

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CBO releases cost estimate, Senate delays vote on healthcare bill

The Senate’s version of healthcare reform would cut federal deficit, but also would make deep cuts to Medicaid at the federal and state levels.

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Senate GOP bill calls for deep Medicaid cuts

Senate Republicans have finally revealed their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. It is similar to the House version but key differences could make it a tough sell among Republicans with a razor-thin margin for passage. 

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Louisiana legislators limit long-term care competition

Lawmakers have successfully extended a moratorium to restrict assisted living facilities from entering the market.

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Breaking down the CBO report: How AHCA could affect seniors

How could the proposed AHCA legislation affect older adults? What could happen to Medicaid and the ability to find insurance coverage? We explain the actual CBO report section by section.

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Trump’s budget plan slashes Medicaid

The president’s 2018 budget includes a proposal for more than $610 billion in Medicaid cuts over the next decade. 

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Helping Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions

The Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved the CHRONIC Care Act of 2017, which increases care delivery options for chronically ill Medicare beneficiaries.

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CMS Final Rule: Compliance and ethics programs

SNF compliance and ethics programs aren’t optional anymore, and in some cases, may require additional staff roles. Are your programs survey-ready?

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House passes AHCA bill by 4 votes

The promise of $8 billion for high-risk and pre-existing conditions pushed the bill in the GOP's favor. The bill now moves on to the Senate, where the margins for passage are predicted to be tougher.

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CMS: SNF antipsychotic use at lowest level since 2011

The prevalence of antipsychotics in SNFs has dropped consistently since the CMS mandate to reduce unnecessary usage went into effect in 2012.

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