Most who collect long-term care insurance benefits not in nursing homes
Apr 23, 2018
The evolving nature of long-term care insurance policies means fewer beneficiaries end up in nursing homes, according to an industry group that released a new claims analysis Friday.
Louisiana lawmakers want to shift money from nursing homes to home health
Mar 27, 2018
A group of Louisiana legislators wants to change the way the state provides care for its elderly and disabled residents by shifting funding and other support away from nursing homes and toward in-home...
It’s time to stop long-term care state rankings
Jun 24, 2014
Minnesota routinely is named best state for long-term care, as it was last week in AARP’s 2014 scorecard. AARP held a panel discussion to unveil the rankings, and of course an official from Minnesota...
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.
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...
Affordable Care Act provides $4.3 billion to strengthen non-facility long-term care
Feb 23, 2011
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Tuesday that the Affordable Care Act will provide additional funding to programs that help Medicaid beneficiaries move out of institutions—such...
Medicaid spending for home- and community-based care soars, report finds
Oct 08, 2009
Medicaid spending for home- and community-based services (HCBS) skyrocketed by 81.5% between fiscal years 2001 and 2007, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Center for Assisted Living....
Lubarsky: Medicaid shortfall expected to widen in 2009
Oct 06, 2009
Skilled nursing facilities face a projected Medicaid shortfall in 2009 of $15.64 a day, Joseph Lubarsky, a partner with accounting firm Eljay LLC, said Monday.
CMS proposes granting states more flexibility with Medicaid HCBS waivers
Jun 23, 2009
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services plans to propose a rule allowing states to combine waivers for three separate home and community-based services target populations. This continues the federal...