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

May 24, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

MedPAC reports thin margins for long-term care providers

March 19, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

AHCA/NCAL President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Parkinson said MedPAC’s report is an important development and demands follow-up action by policymakers in Washington, D.C., and in the states.

Skilled nursing and the effect of Medicare Advantage

March 13, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

About 33% of seniors enrolled in the Medicare program have elected to use managed Medicare Advantage plans, and that number is expected to grow — potentially faster than the government thinks.

Expect more Medicaid shifts according to health plan chief

March 5, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Citing a PricewaterhouseCoopers report that showed 74 percent of Medicaid beneficiaries are in a full-risk managed care product, Jeff Mysers says the prevalence of the health plans is not news.

Virginia looks at Medicaid expansion, budgets

February 28, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

The House Appropriations Committee released an analysis of the Senate proposal to amend an existing Medicaid waiver.

Despite lowers costs, skilled nursing facilities still second to long-term acute care

February 27, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

The study used a national sample of Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and older from 2010 through 2012. 


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