Long-Term Care Commission

Long-Term Care Commission members shed light on financing deliberations, urge continued political pressure

Long-Term Care Commission members shed light on financing deliberations, urge continued political pressure

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Long-term services and supports should be a major focus of next year's White House Conference on Aging, and advocates should work to keep financing reform in the spotlight during the upcoming mid-term Congressional elections, according to members of the federal Commission on Long-Term Care.

Poll: Many believe that long-term care financing is mostly private pay

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Many Americans mistakenly believe that long-term care in the United States is primarily paid for out-of-pocket, according to the latest poll to show how deeply people misunderstand this aspect of the healthcare system.

Five LTC commissioners issue full alternative report

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Five members of the Congressional Commission on Long-Term Care have released a full report, providing an alternative to the commission report released last week. The five commissioners split with nine other panel members over that report, saying it should not be presented to Congress as the broad agreement of the group.

Medical directors push for LTC-specific physician training, quality measures

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Nursing facility medical directors should receive more training specific to long-term care, according to the American Medical Directors Association.

Direct-care workers may be best leaders of interdisciplinary senior care teams, expert tells LTC Commission

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The Congressional Commission on Long-Term Care met for its fourth public hearing Tuesday and focused on service delivery and workforce issues.

LTC Commission is making headway on a three-part report, staff director says

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With about a month to go before voting on policy recommendations, the Congressional Commission on Long-Term Care has drafted the first chapters of its report, commission staff director Larry Atkins said Tuesday.

Webinar on federal Long-Term Care Commission encourages provider feedback

Providers interested in giving feedback to the federal Long-Term Care Commission are invited to attend an informational webinar on Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. EDT.

LTC commission meets for marathon hearing, receives public comments

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The Congressional Commission on Long-Term Care convened for its third hearing last week, focusing on how Medicare, Medicaid and long-term care insurance interact, and potential ways to strengthen these payment mechanisms. Over roughly eight hours, the 15 commission members heard from a total of 15 subject matter experts on four separate panels.

Long-Term Care Commission seeking provider input

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The Long-Term Care Commission is looking for feedback from providers following its second meeting held yesterday. The committee wants to hear providers' proposals before it makes recommendations to Congress at the end of September.

Time squeeze for LTC panel

Time squeeze for LTC panel

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The Congressional Long-Term Care Commission is on an "extraordinarily short time frame" that merits an extension, a member told McKnight's in June.

Provider advocates strike hopeful note as LTC Commission meets for the first time

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With mere months to make progress on the deep issues facing the long-term care industry, the Congressional Long-Term Care Commission held its first official meeting Thursday. LTC stakeholders issued statements following the meeting focused on what the group might accomplish, declining to dwell on potential roadblocks it faces.

Tight timeline forces LTC commission to narrow its ambitions, member says

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With its report due by the end of September, the Congressional Long-Term Care Commission is setting its sights on what can be accomplished in an "extraordinarily short time-frame," according to member Judith Stein, executive director of the Center for Medicare Advocacy.

60 seconds with ... Bruce Chernof, M.D.

60 seconds with ... Bruce Chernof, M.D.

Q: What are the top issues the Long-Term Care Commission needs to address? A: We need to address the knowledge deficits that exist in the general public about long-term care needs. And we need a new set of tools that helps people better prepare as they age.

Three White House appointees complete Commission on Long-Term Care

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President Barack Obama has named the final three members of the Commission on Long-Term Care created as part of January's fiscal cliff deal.

60 seconds with ... Neil L. Pruitt Jr.

60 seconds with ... Neil L. Pruitt Jr.

Q: What are your goals as a member of the new national long-term care commission? A: My hope is we look at the whole system and make sure there are rational incentives. We have to take scarce resources and spread them appropriately.

Pruitt, Brachman become first Republican appointees to long-term care commission

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Neil L. Pruitt Jr. and Judith Y. Brachman are the first GOP appointees to the long-term care commission created as part of January's fiscal cliff deal.

Pelosi appoints three senior care experts to Commission on Long-Term Care

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday named three people to the bipartisan long-term care commission created as part of January's fiscal cliff deal.

Long-term care commission's work unlikely to fuel changes

Long-term care commission's work unlikely to fuel changes

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The fiscal cliff avoidance deal seems to prove an adage about politics being the art of compromise. But as tradeoffs go, long-term care providers didn't fare too badly.