Medicare/Medicaid

Blue Ridge CEO falls on sword, fires self to cut assisted living facility’s costs

The top executive of an assisted living community and rehab facility in Martinsville, Virginia, is soon to be out of a job, and it’s by his own design.

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Millennial caregivers pay large out-of-pocket costs, according to AARP

Millennials could be a serious force for encouraging policymakers to pass legislation targeted at relieving the financial burden of caregiving.

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MedPAC report focuses on long-term care, referrals

MedPAC said this system results in Medicare’s fee-for-service payments varying greatly from setting to setting.

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Congressman proposes new Medicare long-term care insurance plan

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. 

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HHS Secretary Azar eyes new SNF model, long-term care sustainability

HHS Secretary Alex Azar warned nursing homes on Tuesday that his agency will use Medicare to cut down on excessive, expensive care and hospital readmissions to nudge post-acute and long-term services into value-based community care.

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Medicare’s telemedicine options change the future for seniors

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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CMS to test DPC with Medicare Advantage

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 providers (LT/PAC), according to industry sources.

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MedPAC looks at post-acute care unified payment system

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), and inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs).

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