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40 states plan to increase nursing home Medicaid rates

40 states plan to increase nursing home Medicaid rates

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Reversing a trend of rate cutting during the Great Recession, most states are increasing Medicaid reimbursements for nursing homes, according to a recently released report. However, states also are accelerating efforts to reduce the number of nursing home residents, the report shows.

Most continuing care retirement communities are not 'isolating' settings, CMS clarifies in guidance on recent regulation

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Continuing care retirement communities don't create the same problem of isolation as skilled nursing facilities, according to new guidance on a recently finalized Medicaid regulation.

More talk about putting nursing homes out of business

More talk about putting nursing homes out of business

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Almost exactly two decades ago, we saw a huge push to move residents from nursing homes into home-based settings. But a funny thing happened once the number crunchers started doing the math. It soon became clear that such a shift would actually increase long-term care costs. Not surprisingly, the plan was given a quiet, decent burial

New Medicaid rule requires patient-centered care for home- and community-based services, defines HCBS settings

New Medicaid rule requires patient-centered care for home- and community-based services, defines HCBS settings

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Long-term care providers offering home- and community-based services will have to administer person-centered care to qualify for payments through Medicaid, under a final rule issued Friday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

A field too often framed by innuendo and cheap shots

A field too often framed by innuendo and cheap shots

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Ever hear the one about what nursing homes have in common with lawyers and policemen? All three are awful - until you need them.

Accepting Medicaid residents can be a winning strategy for assisted living

Accepting Medicaid residents can be a winning strategy for assisted living

On a macro level, expanding Medicaid reimbursement for assisted living will result in higher demand across the board. Serving Medicaid residents is not for every assisted living provider, but may be very beneficial to some.

OIG: Assisted living needs to up information, compliance levels on HCBS

Concerns about home- and community-based services (HCBS) at assisted living facilities were raised in a report released Tuesday by the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.

California nabs federal funding for home- and community-based program for Medicaid beneficiaries

California nabs federal funding for home- and community-based program for Medicaid beneficiaries

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California is the first state to get regulatory approval for a federally funded program aimed at keeping elderly and disabled individuals out of nursing homes.

Affordable Care Act laws targeting elderly could harmful consequences, study suggests

Affordable Care Act laws targeting elderly could harmful consequences, study suggests

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Three Affordable Care Act initiatives often touted as coordinating care and improving outcomes for elderly adults could actually make their circumstances worse, a new study suggests.

Tales of transition

Tales of transition

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It's hard not to be struck by the number of transitions that are occurring all over the place this time of the year. My refrigerator is plastered with birth announcements, wedding invitations, high school and graduation party invites, baby shower registries, new jobs, guest lists and vendor lists.

Federal nursing home-to-community transition program falling woefully short, researchers say

Federal nursing home-to-community transition program falling woefully short, researchers say

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A program meant to transition nursing home residents out of institutional care and into their own communities is not meeting projected transfer rates, a national analysis finds.

New Medicaid regulations give states flexibility with home and community based services

New Medicaid regulations give states flexibility with home and community based services

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State Medicaid programs have been granted additional flexibility in providing home- and community-based services to elderly and disabled individuals, according to new regulations.

States that opt for nursing homes over HCBS may face reprimand

The Department of Health and Human Services is expected to issue citations to several states in coming weeks for failing to keep people with disabilities in communities and out of institutionalized care.

Pave the way for all

Pave the way for all

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Eye-opening is the only way to describe results of a new study by Brown University researchers into eldercare usage patterns. In brief, they found that minority residents have been entering nursing homes at a higher rate than previous decades. At first blush, that sounds good.

Researchers cite four ways to include long-term care more effectively in healthcare reform efforts

A new report released Thursday by Georgetown University researchers, in association with The SCAN Foundation, presents four possible options for including long-term care services and supports in reform legislation.

HCBS workers fight for overtime pay

As the home- and community-based services segment continues to grow, some HCBS workers are trying to change current laws that prevent them from receiving overtime pay and minimum-wage protections, according to recent reports.

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