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HHS to shift payment from volume to value

Providers will be paid by the federal government based on care quality rather than care quantity under new, measurable goals announced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Monday. Read More »

2015 Business Outlook: Payment

In the first installment of a multi-part series examining challenges in the new year, Long-Term Living explores why some government initiatives under testing or development give pause to many providers serving older adults. Read More »

Feds keep the pressure on

A new “doc fix” law and MedPAC report seek to tighten spending for long-term care facilities. Read More »

Seniors need education about long-term care and its costs

Responses to a recent poll reveal that affluent baby boomers don't necessarily understand the expenses associated with long-term care, nor do they always appreciate the quality and benefits of services. Read More »

What the omnibus bill means for long-term care

The federal omnibus appropriations bill for 2014 has more than $1 trillion in funding for government programs. See how programs related to long-term care are affected. Read More »

CMS issues final rule about home- and community-based programs

Alternatives to institutional care are the focus of a final rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Read More »

Government encouraging families to share medical histories on Thanksgiving

The government is encouraging family members to share health history information with one another on Thanksgiving. In addition to having a conversation at your own holiday table, you can mention the idea to residents and their families. Read More »

New research, guidelines affect care of overweight and obese seniors

Three new studies and a new guideline on obesity and health from a government-convened panel have implications for medical, nursing, nutrition and activities personnel in long-term care environments. Read More »

Health insurance exchanges for small businesses focus of study

If your facility employs 50 or fewer full-time workers, you may be interested in the results of a new study of the new Small Business Health Options Program through which companies like yours can purchase health insurance. Read More »

Speaker: Those in assisted living are helping to shape the future of healthcare

Live from AHCA/NCAL: A speaker shares tips for improving quality, safety and resident satisfaction in assisted living communities. Read More »

Health insurance exchanges proceed despite shutdown, albeit with glitches

Federal and state government officials vow to fix website and call center issues as health insurance marketplaces receive overwhelming attention from consumers on the first days of operation. Read More »

Nursing homes serving black residents have fewer resources for care, study finds

A study of more than 11,500 nursing homes reveals racial disparities in care, and researchers have some ideas about why – and some potential solutions, too. Read More »

Medicare, Medicaid observe 48 years

Some nonprofit organizations and a government agency are singing the praises of the Medicare and Medicaid programs as they observe the 48th anniversary of being signed into law. Read More »

Revising the five-star quality rating system: What stays, what goes?

As the fruits of this system are borne each winter to national attention, so too are its faults—to the providers who are affected, and those who remember the recent past. AHCA and LeadingAge offer up areas for improvement. Read More »