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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.

MedPAC report focuses on long-term care, referrals

June 20, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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MedPAC said this system results in Medicare’s fee-for-service payments varying greatly from setting to setting.

Veterans Affairs nursing home ratings worse than originally indicated, report says

June 19, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The VA made some of its ratings public last week after receiving questions from the Globe and USA TODAY about all the secrecy.

Congressman proposes new Medicare long-term care insurance plan

June 14, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Representative Frank Pallone (D-NJ), the senior Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is proposing a new universal Medicare long-term care benefit. 

HHS Secretary Azar eyes new SNF model, long-term care sustainability

June 7, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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HHS Secretary Alex Azar warned nursing homes on Tuesday that his agency will use Medicare to cut down on excessive, expensive care and hospital readmissions to nudge post-acute and long-term services into value-based community care.

Despite new law, many Florida nursing homes lack backup power plan

June 5, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Only 48 nursing homes and 91 ALFs have reported they have installed equipment and had state site inspections as required by new law this hurricane season.

Medicare's telemedicine options change the future for seniors

June 4, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Nearly 9 in 10 adults ages 40 and over would be comfortable using at least one type of telemedicine for themselves or an aging loved one, says a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

California, South Dakota make large leaps in latest report

May 29, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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America’s Health Rankings Senior Report provides a comprehensive analysis of senior population health on a national and state-by-state basis across 34 measures of senior health.

Massachusetts nursing homes push legislators for more funding

May 24, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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They rallied at the State House in Boston to draw attention to the need for additional funding and a worker shortage.

New Mexico nursing home issues may be based in Medicaid, report shows

May 24, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The state of New Mexico ranks at the bottom in terms of serious skilled nursing deficiencies per facility, according to a recent analysis conducted by a pair of news organizations.