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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.

CMS to test DPC with Medicare Advantage

April 27, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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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...

MedPAC looks at post-acute care unified payment system

April 13, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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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),...

Louisana budget cuts threaten long-term care special income program

April 13, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The program, called the New Opportunities Waiver, provides services for developmentally disabled individuals so that they may live independently. Its funding would be cut by $13.5 million if Gov. John Bel Edwards’ doomsday budget takes effect.

Medicaid-eligible memory care unit opens in Buffalo

April 9, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The first Medicaid-eligible memory care assisted living program in New York state was launched Thursday at Briarwood Manor.

Louisiana senate favors nursing homes in living choice debate

March 29, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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In the most recent battle to change the way Louisiana cares for its elderly, nursing home owners were pitted against advocacy groups like the AARP, asking the state to increase opportunities for senior citizens to receive care in their own homes.

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