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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.

Proper documentation key for SNFs to avoid issues

January 17, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Better record-keeping could help skilled nursing facilities protect themselves from litigation or penalties as regulators looks to cut down on improper discharges.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Wisconsin considers dementia legislation

October 30, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Four Republican Assembly members have drafted bills to provide support for those with dementia and their families. 

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.

AHCA: A bright year ahead

October 17, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Mark Parkinson, CEO of the American Health Care Association, shared his optimistic view for the senior living industry in his opening remarks of the 68th annual AHCA/NCAL Conference and Expo.

Oregon expands electronic POLST for end-of-life care

October 10, 2017  |  KHN
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The state's electronic registry keeps people's end-of-life care wishes just a click a way for easy access in any emergency.

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