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Bill aims for hospice workers to destroy unused, unneeded opioids

October 11, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A spokesperson for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, one of the Democrats who pushed for this provision to be included in the ...

Despite concerns, Senate pushes bill to ease home health services' homebound requirements

October 9, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The home health industry has won another victory in Washington, D.C., in its battle against certain parts of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and shift toward a more pre-acute care identity.

Rep. Sean Duffy introduces mandatory CNA training lockout to improve SNFs

October 1, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The CNA training lockout currently impacts more than half of all Skilled Nursing Facilities in Wisconsin, while in some states that number is much higher.

New paper states that long-term care hospitals should be paid the same as skilled nursing facilities

September 21, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Study claims LTC hospitals cost three times as much as cheaper venues, such as SNFs, for the same care.

Washington skilled nursing faces tough times due to Medicaid

September 20, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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“At this point I can’t even tell you how they’re coping. That’s how bad it is,” WHCA president and CEO Robin Dale told Skilled Nursing News.

Tabula Rasa, Mediture work to improve NYC's managed long-term care

September 19, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Mediture is expanding services in a new market for TRHC with the Visiting Nurse Services of New York (VNSNY) managed long-term care (MLTC) plan in New York City.

Government-funded long-term care bill makes progress in House of Representatives

September 11, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The House Ways and Means Committee has endorsed H.R. 6561, a bill that could help private companies use government money to provide long-term care for people who are still living at home.

New York Life Insurance to provide new long-term care products, outlook

September 10, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The development and rollout of new standalone long-term care insurance products has been almost non-existent for a decade.  Aiming to break that trend, New York Life Insurance Company recently rolled out a new and innovative long-term care insurance product...

Researchers find possible $4.6 billion in savings for Medicare at cost of long-term care hospital discharges

August 30, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Medicare could save about $4.6 billion with no negative effect on patients by disallowing discharges to long-term care hospitals, a new SSRN analysis finds. 

Accountable care organizations save money at cost of skilled nursing

August 29, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model netted Medicare about $62 million in net savings in its first year of operations — and cutting spending in skilled nursing facilities was a key driver for the decrease.

New rules set for dialysis in nursing homes

August 24, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Revisions to the State Operations Manual were released to state survey agencies by David Wright, the director of the Quality, Safety and Oversight Group at CMS, and are effective immediately with no further changes.

Oklahoma nursing homes find reprieve, anticipate future strain with Medicaid

August 20, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Nursing home administrators have faced a slew of potential cuts since last year.