Long-Term Care Commission
Long-Term Care Commission members shed light on financing deliberations, urge continued political pressureSeptember 11, 2014
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.
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 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.
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 CommissionAugust 22, 2013
The Congressional Commission on Long-Term Care met for its fourth public hearing Tuesday and focused on service delivery and workforce issues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Congressional Long-Term Care Commission is on an "extraordinarily short time frame" that merits an extension, a member told McKnight's in June.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.