LTSS / HCBS / PACE

CMS analysis shows HCBS vulnerability, AARP says

CMS analysis shows HCBS vulnerability, AARP says

A newly released analysis by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' chief actuary "makes clear" that the American Health Care Act poses a "danger" to Medicaid beneficiaries, especially older adults and those with disabilities who rely on Medicaid for home- and community-based services, according to an AARP policy research senior analyst.

Up to 713,000 direct-care jobs could be lost under proposed Medicaid cuts: report

Up to 713,000 direct-care jobs could be lost under proposed Medicaid cuts: report

Medicaid cuts proposed under the American Health Care Act could result in the loss of up to 713,000 direct-care jobs to provide long-term services and supports, according to a report released Thursday by LeadingAge and the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation at Community Catalyst.

21 states where seniors especially could be at risk if Medicaid funding changes

21 states where seniors especially could be at risk if Medicaid funding changes

States that currently offer relatively low levels of home- and community-based services or where the projected increase in older adults aged 85 or more years is high would be among those especially at risk in their ability to serve beneficiaries who want to stay out of the nursing home under changes to Medicaid funding proposed in the American Health Care Act, according to a new report from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

States must improve residential care options, HCBS funding, AARP says

States must improve residential care options, HCBS funding, AARP says

States will need to accelerate the rate of improving long-term services and supports in several areas to meet the upcoming needs of aging baby boomers, according to a report released today by the AARP.

NCAL hits Washington to educate members of Congress

NCAL hits Washington to educate members of Congress

National Center for Assisted Living members will converge on the nation's capital Monday and Tuesday with four themes in mind for legislators and their staffs, NCAL Executive Director Scott Tittle told McKnight's Senior Living.

LTSS will be focus of new LeadingAge - UMass Boston center

LTSS will be focus of new LeadingAge - UMass Boston center

LeadingAge and the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston are partnering to create the first-of-its-kind LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston, LeadingAge announced Tuesday.

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HCBS 'especially vulnerable' under ACA replacement, report says

HCBS 'especially vulnerable' under ACA replacement, report says

Home- and community-based services would be "especially vulnerable to deep cuts" if the American Health Care Act passed by the House of Representatives were to become law, according to a new report from the nonpartisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. LeadingAge, AMDA, PHI and 74 other organizations told Senate leaders the same thing.

Assisted living hospice care, HCBS, Medicaid make OIG list

Assisted living hospice care, HCBS, Medicaid make OIG list

Assisted living hospice care, Medicaid personal care services, home- and community-based services waiver programs and Medicaid data are four topics that made the top 25 list included in the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General's "2017 Compendium of Unimplemented Recommendations."

CMS gives states 3 more years to comply with HCBS final rule

States will have until 2022 to comply with a final rule regarding the provision of home- and community-based services to Medicaid beneficiaries, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Tuesday.

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June 21

A flash mob to remember

Indianapolis

Indianapolis International Airport visitors recently were surprised by a flash mob organized by American Senior Communities to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer's Association during June, which is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month.