Nursing homes had ‘substantially higher’ COVID cases, deaths than those in HCBS programs: study
Dec 09, 2020
Seniors who live in nursing homes were at an increased risk of contracting and dying from COVID-19 compared to those who live in home-and community-based settings during the pandemic’s early months,...
CMS giving $165M more in Medicaid funding for home- and community-based care
Sep 24, 2020
The federal government is providing $165 million in supplemental funding to states for a longstanding Medicaid program designed to transition seniors from nursing homes and other institutions and into...
Medicaid expansion leading HCBS programs to rethink strategy: Researchers
Feb 19, 2015
Researchers on Wednesday proposed ways to better identify the most susceptible nursing home candidates in order to ease the expected burden on programs designed to keep the chronically ill and frail elderly...
40 states plan to increase nursing home Medicaid rates
Oct 16, 2014
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...
Most continuing care retirement communities are not ‘isolating’ settings, CMS clarifies in...
Mar 24, 2014
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
Feb 14, 2014
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...
A field too often framed by innuendo and cheap shots
Jan 13, 2014
Ever hear the one about what nursing homes have in common with lawyers and policemen? All three are awful – until you need them.
New Medicaid rule requires patient-centered care for home- and community-based services, defines HCBS...
Jan 13, 2014
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...
Accepting Medicaid residents can be a winning strategy for assisted living
Mar 25, 2013
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...
OIG: Assisted living needs to up information, compliance levels on HCBS
Dec 13, 2012
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.