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Medicaid reimbursement linked to Wisconsin nursing home closures

February 13, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Nursing home providers say Medicaid reimbursement rates may have contributed to an increase in nursing home closures in Wisconsin last year.

Congress spending more overall, but reimbursement hit with cuts

February 12, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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President Trump on Friday signed a two-year budget deal that includes a 10-year, $2 billion cut to skilled nursing facility (SNF) Medicare reimbursement.

State legislator urges better options for long-term care

February 12, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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As a state legislator who talks to hundreds of older Michiganders every year, Jon Hoadley has seen firsthand how important it is that they and their families receive the support they need. But we are failing them in one important, yet unacknowledged, area...

Missouri residents concerned over lack of government Medicaid support

February 5, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Medicaid again this year might be a topic that causes Missouri residents and lawmakers to meet at loggerheads.

Huge gaps in assisted living facility regulation, according to government

February 5, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The federal government lacks even basic information about the quality of assisted living services provided to low-income people on Medicaid, the Government Accountability Office, a nonpartisan investigative arm of Congress, says in a report to be issued on...

New long-term care finance plan could benefit lower-income seniors

February 1, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The plan, from Marc Cohen of the University of Massachusetts, Boston; and Judy Feder of Georgetown University and the Urban Institute, would provide a lifetime cash benefit of $110-a-day, indexed for inflation.

Alex Azar confirmed to lead HHS

January 25, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Alex Azar, former president of the U.S. arm of Eli Lilly & Co., was confirmed Wednesday as the secretary of health and human services.

Questions about nursing home care quality and Medicare Advantage

January 24, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Last year, about 19 million Americans, one-third of Medicare participants, were enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans. 

The government shutdown's effect on skilled nursing facilities

January 22, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Though the federal government officially shut down early Saturday morning, skilled nursing and other long-term care operators have little reason to worry about reimbursements — at least for the time being.

Medicare study centered on nursing homes shows quality gaps

January 19, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A new study raises questions about the quality of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) that are included in Medicare Advantage provider networks.

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.

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