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There is a debate on the value of long-term care insurance

January 18, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The value of long-term care insurance is generating a fierce debate on whether it belongs in an investment/retirement portfolio.

Colorado senior living center expands insurance options

January 16, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Golden, Colorado’s Accel at Golden Ridge to offer new Humana insurance option February 1, 2018.

The long-term plan on skilled nursing and healthcare REITs

January 11, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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There is huge demographic transition well under way involving the aging of the USA. However, the idea that it provides "Inevitable Tailwinds" for Skilled Nursing or for REITs is incorrect.

Following a tough hurricane season, Florida board discusses 2018's nursing home priorities

January 9, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Following September’s Hurricane Irma, and several deaths at a Broward County nursing home, Florida's long-term care facilities have come under scrutiny about how they handle emergency situations.

Therapy cap survives via congressional inaction

December 28, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Congress recessed for the final holiday of 2017 without addressing the current Medicare therapy cap exceptions process, set to expire on December 31. Without the exceptions process or an alternative, therapists will not be allowed to provide services above the...

Nursing home discharges under scrutiny

December 21, 2017  |  Jocelyn Wiener, Kaiser Health News
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Residents, ombudsman, associations and consumer advocates are raising their voice about a growing number of allegedly improper evictions and discharges. 

DOJ tallies $57M in Medicare fraud busts in two weeks

December 14, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Medicare fraud squads are closing out 2017 by catching a wide range of health service providers in the crosshairs of crime, including several cases of opioid-related fraud.

FDA approves, CMS proposes coverage for extensive cancer genomic test

December 6, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The FoundationOne CDx (F1CDx) is a diagnostic test that can detect gene mutations for cancer, and its potential to help patients has spurred the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to pay for qualifying beneficiaries to be screened. 

CMS adds online tool for quality measures

November 21, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The web-accessible version of the CMS Measures Inventory Tool (CMIT) will make it easier for providers to track their quality measures across the care continuum.

LTC associations urge Congress to keep the medical expenses tax deduction

November 8, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The tax deduction for medical expenses is on the chopping block in the Trump Administration’s new tax reform bill, an elimination that could seriously hurt all seniors, especially those with dementia.

Immediate jeopardy: True or false?

October 17, 2017  |  Alan C. Horowitz, Esq., RN
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An immediate jeopardy deficiency can cost providers dearly in finances and reputation. But what if it’s not true? Legal expert Alan C. Horowitz discusses a recent case where the provider challenged CMS over nearly $1 million in fines—and won.

Price resigns from HHS: Now what?

October 1, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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As the head of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services steps down amid scandal over the use of travel funds, how will it affect the swirl of unsolved healthcare issues?

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