One quarter of Americans will experience ‘severe need’ for long-term care services: report
Jul 02, 2021
About one fifth will require no services at all, a new analysis shows. But a sizable number will “experience the type of severe needs that most people dread,” the investigators say.
Michigan inching toward privatization of long-term care
Feb 21, 2018
Michigan is laying the groundwork to privatize its $2.8 billion Medicaid nursing home and long-term care services.
Long-Term Care Commission members shed light on financing deliberations, urge continued political pressure
Sep 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...
Don’t demonize nursing homes if you want to improve long-term services and supports, officials...
Jun 20, 2014
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...
CMS too burdened and focused on cost to be the epicenter of long-term care reform, experts say
Nov 21, 2013
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...
CMS clarifies long-term care quality review in managed care models
Oct 23, 2013
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
Nov 24, 2010
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
Apr 12, 2010
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
Mar 25, 2010
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’
Jan 14, 2010
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.”)