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IRS proposes limit to tax benefit that includes skilled nursing, assisted living facility owners

August 15, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The draft rule has drawn criticism from the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL).

Hospitals push home care over skilled nursing thanks to bundled payments

August 7, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The research focused on 22 hospitals that participated in lower joint replacement episodes within the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) program and the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model.

Long-term, acute care hospitals see payment increase from Medicare

August 6, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Acute care providers get a payment increase from Medicare of 3% and long-term care hospitals receive an update of 1.35% in a final rule issued Thursday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Change in federal guidelines may lower ratings despite level of care

July 23, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The government is focused on staffing, no longer allowing facilities to report their own staffing levels. The measurements are now based on payroll reports.

Blue Ridge CEO falls on sword, fires self to cut assisted living facility's costs

July 20, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The top executive of an assisted living community and rehab facility in Martinsville, Virginia, is soon to be out of a job, and it’s by his own design.

Nonprofit CCRC commits funds to begin new institute on aging

July 3, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A nonprofit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) is hoping to soon provide services to the approximately 60,000 local seniors who live outside of its walls, through a new Institute on Aging.

Exceptions made for hospice with regards to Tennessee's new opioid measures

July 2, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Requirements aimed at curbing Tennessee's opioid epidemic are among more than 150 new laws that kicked in Sunday.

Bill would ban future residents with dementia, hospice needs from 12 DC facilities

June 26, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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If passed, a local Council bill in Washington, D.C., would ban the 12 assisted living communities in the nation’s capital from accepting residents who have been diagnosed with dementia or need hospice care.

Maine votes to fund nursing homes

June 25, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The state Legislature enacted on June 20 a bill sponsored by Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson of Allagash to fund Maine’s nursing homes, part of a $41 million spending package.

Senator calls for open VA nursing home ratings

June 22, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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U.S. Senator Doug Jones Tuesday filed an amendment that would require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to submit an annual report on or before November 11 to the U.S. Congress on the ratings given to VA-run nursing homes.

Millennial caregivers pay large out-of-pocket costs, according to AARP

June 21, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Millennials could be a serious force for encouraging policymakers to pass legislation targeted at relieving the financial burden of caregiving.

Alzheimer's bill would authorize $37 million for research, care

June 21, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Public health leaders and caregivers coalesced Tuesday behind an effort to focus attention and funding on Alzheimer’s disease.