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Michigan moving toward long-term care under private plans

February 20, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Medicaid HMOs are promoting idea, but senior advocates and nursing homes are wary.

Medicaid reimbursement linked to Wisconsin nursing home closures

February 13, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Nursing home providers say Medicaid reimbursement rates may have contributed to an increase in nursing home closures in Wisconsin last year.

Congress spending more overall, but reimbursement hit with cuts

February 12, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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President Trump on Friday signed a two-year budget deal that includes a 10-year, $2 billion cut to skilled nursing facility (SNF) Medicare reimbursement.

State legislator urges better options for long-term care

February 12, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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As a state legislator who talks to hundreds of older Michiganders every year, Jon Hoadley has seen firsthand how important it is that they and their families receive the support they need. But we are failing them in one important, yet unacknowledged, area...

Long-term care facilities having issues with CMS stewardship

February 8, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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PruittHealth, a long-term care provider based in Norcross, Georgia, has been hard at work over the last 18 months to comply with the CMS' newest requirement to have an antibiotic stewardship program.

Differentiating assisted living from nursing homes

February 6, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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There are nearly twice as many assisted living (ALF) and other residential care facilities (more than 30,000 in 2014) in the U.S. than nursing homes (about 15,000). 

Missouri residents concerned over lack of government Medicaid support

February 5, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Medicaid again this year might be a topic that causes Missouri residents and lawmakers to meet at loggerheads.

Improper involuntary discharges top complaints in Illinois nursing homes

February 5, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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For most of the almost four months she stayed at a Springfield nursing home, Susan West says she was so fearful of retaliation from the staff that she communicated with friends and family only by text message.

US Senators push administration for Alzheimer's research

February 2, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A group of bipartisan senators are asking the Trump administration to show support for curing and preventing Alzheimer's disease by increasing funding for research.

New long-term care finance plan could benefit lower-income seniors

February 1, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The plan, from Marc Cohen of the University of Massachusetts, Boston; and Judy Feder of Georgetown University and the Urban Institute, would provide a lifetime cash benefit of $110-a-day, indexed for inflation.

Bill Gates fighting against Alzheimer's for father

January 30, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Bill Gates built an empire by being a technological problem solver, but now the Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist is working to solve the problem of Alzheimer's disease.

Alex Azar confirmed to lead HHS

January 25, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Alex Azar, former president of the U.S. arm of Eli Lilly & Co., was confirmed Wednesday as the secretary of health and human services.