Administration On Aging

State ombudsman programs must follow federal rules, HHS says

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The Department of Health and Human Services is giving states until July 1, 2016 to get in step with long-established federal guidelines governing the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program.

LTC ombudsman rule needs clearer conflict of interest protections, Consumer Voice says

LTC ombudsman rule needs clearer conflict of interest protections, Consumer Voice says

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The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care has praised a proposed rule to improve the quality and uniformity of state long-term care ombudsman programs, but said conflict of interest concerns merit more attention.

Proposal would bring unity to LTC state ombudsmen

Proposal would bring unity to LTC state ombudsmen

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States have run their respective long-term care ombudsman programs in differing ways for nearly 20 years, but that would change if a new proposal advances.

The provider that doesn't read this risks getting capsized

The provider that doesn't read this risks getting capsized

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Hey, long-term care operator, a sexy tidal wave is coming your way. It's going to change the way you do just about everything. Let me explain.

Sequestration equals starvation

Sequestration equals starvation

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By now you've heard plenty about Medicare sequestration cuts. But you might not realize that some projects not only survived cuts, but they are getting money for projects while more important ones are slashed.

Long-term care hardball in Florida

Long-term care hardball in Florida

Spring training has professional baseball players throwing and hitting balls all around Florida. But another big-time "sport" has been taking place — and it's also involved some powerful whacking.

AAHSA applauds launch of new CLASS Act Office

The Obama administration has established an office for the CLASS Act, a long-term care and disability insurance program.