Long-Term Services And Supports

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.

Don't demonize nursing homes if you want to improve long-term services and supports, officials say at unveiling of AARP rankings

Don't demonize nursing homes if you want to improve long-term services and supports, officials say at unveiling of AARP rankings

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States with the best long-term care systems tend to favor home- and community-based options but do not view nursing homes as the enemy, officials said at the unveiling of new rankings Thursday. Minnesota again topped the scorecard produced by the AARP Public Policy Institute with support from The SCAN Foundation and The Commonwealth Fund.

CMS too burdened and focused on cost to be the epicenter of long-term care reform, experts say

CMS too burdened and focused on cost to be the epicenter of long-term care reform, experts say

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Most long-term care reforms rely on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for implementation, but the overburdened agency cannot manage all the needed changes in this area, according to a panel of experts.

CMS clarifies long-term care quality review in managed care models

CMS clarifies long-term care quality review in managed care models

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Noting that long-term care increasingly is being provided through Medicaid managed care plans, the government has released guidance on how to monitor the quality of care in these systems.

Group releases 'roadmaps' showing best practices in long-term services, supports

Group releases 'roadmaps' showing best practices in long-term services, supports

A nonprofit health policy resource center this week released a resource for states to help them better manage the complex array of long-term services and supports (LTSS).

New report analyzes effect of healthcare law on long-term supports and services

The National Academy for State Health Policy, in association with the SCAN Foundation, recently released a detailed look at new healthcare reform policy changes that affect long-term services and supports.

How the new healthcare law affects you

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OK, so I promised I'd tell you more about what is in the healthcare reform law that affects you, long-term care providers. So here goes ...

A question of word choice: 'long-term care' versus 'long-term services and supports'

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A new phrase appears to be emerging in the lexicon of long-term care. That phrase is "long-term services and supports." (Notice the omission of the word "care.")

New alliance seeks to improve long-term services across spectrum

New alliance seeks to improve long-term services across spectrum

The Long-Term Quality Alliance, which was formally introduced Tuesday, is dedicated to improving the quality of long-term services and supports.