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Despite concerns, Senate pushes bill to ease home health services' homebound requirements

October 9, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The home health industry has won another victory in Washington, D.C., in its battle against certain parts of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and shift toward a more pre-acute care identity.

New paper states that long-term care hospitals should be paid the same as skilled nursing facilities

September 21, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Study claims LTC hospitals cost three times as much as cheaper venues, such as SNFs, for the same care.

Washington skilled nursing faces tough times due to Medicaid

September 20, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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“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.

Tabula Rasa, Mediture work to improve NYC's managed long-term care

September 19, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Mediture is expanding services in a new market for TRHC with the Visiting Nurse Services of New York (VNSNY) managed long-term care (MLTC) plan in New York City.

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

September 11, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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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.

New York Life Insurance to provide new long-term care products, outlook

September 10, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The development and rollout of new standalone long-term care insurance products has been almost non-existent for a decade.  Aiming to break that trend, New York Life Insurance Company recently rolled out a new and innovative long-term care insurance product...

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

Americans ill-equipped to pay for long-term care, survey shows

August 15, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Moll Law Group  surveyed 2,000 people to see how prepared they are for the realities and costs of long-term care.

Hospitals push home care over skilled nursing thanks to bundled payments

August 7, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The research focused on 22 hospitals that participated in lower joint replacement episodes within the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) program and the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model.

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

August 6, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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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
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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.

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