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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.

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

July 20, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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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.

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

June 21, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Millennials could be a serious force for encouraging policymakers to pass legislation targeted at relieving the financial burden of caregiving.

MedPAC report focuses on long-term care, referrals

June 20, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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MedPAC said this system results in Medicare’s fee-for-service payments varying greatly from setting to setting.

Congressman proposes new Medicare long-term care insurance plan

June 14, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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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. 

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

June 7, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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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.

Medicare's telemedicine options change the future for seniors

June 4, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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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.

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

May 24, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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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
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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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