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Long-term care, Medicare Advantage find growth together

December 19, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Health care providers selling Medicare Advantage (MA) products isn’t a new trend, but typically “providers” refers to hospitals, health systems, or physician groups.

Insurer SCAN open to work with senior living providers

December 11, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Senior housing operators across the country are evaluating Medicare Advantage opportunities in light of a change announced last April. 

Skilled nursing facilities voice displeasure with Medicare Advantage plans

December 6, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

The study authors conducted 154 interviews with the stakeholders, who hailed from eight markets across the U.S.

CMS will up its weekend inspections of nursing homes

December 4, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

The CMS notified state survey agencies it will use payroll-based staffing data to identify facilities with reduced weekend staffing, and require the agencies to conduct at least 50% of off-hours surveys of those facilities on weekends, starting immediately...

Lawsuit alleges skilled nursing violation by Molina

November 27, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

The insurer Molina Healthcare was accused of neglecting to provide a mandatory skilled nursing program in violation of its managed Medicaid contracts with the state of Illinois.

Market leads providers to expect spike in insurance costs

November 15, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Liability insurance rates for senior living and long-term care (LTC) providers are expected to go up anywhere from 5% to 30% in 2019.

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

October 9, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

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

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

“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

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

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

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...


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