LTSS / HCBS / PACE

Bipartisan bill calls for $50 million per year to address geriatric workforce issues

Bipartisan bill calls for $50 million per year to address geriatric workforce issues

Bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate aims to increase the number of geriatric health professionals and direct service workers to support the aging population in the United States.

Proposal creating Medicare LTSS benefit gains senior living industry support

Proposal creating Medicare LTSS benefit gains senior living industry support

Proposed legislation to create a federal program within Medicare to support those with substantial long-term care costs when they need care is drawing support from senior living industry groups.

Providers tell CMS to explore telehealth, care coordination, long-term care financing

Providers tell CMS to explore telehealth, care coordination, long-term care financing

Chronic care management via telehealth and remote monitoring, service coordination in affordable housing, and long-term care financing are some of the new directions that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should explore through its Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, according to feedback from providers and associations.

CMS revises guidance on penalty period start date for HCBS waiver participants

CMS revises guidance on penalty period start date for HCBS waiver participants

CMS has issued revised guidance related to the penalty start date for asset transfers of Medicaid beneficiaries applying to receive home- and community-based services delivered through 1915(c) waivers, which includes some HCBS offered in assisted living communities.

GAO's assisted living report part of testimony at House hearing on Medicaid

GAO's assisted living report part of testimony at House hearing on Medicaid

Assisted living made an appearance Thursday at a House of Representatives committee hearing on the Medicaid program when a Government Accountability Office report related to the industry was referenced in the written testimony of a witness.

More news for Wednesday, April 4

Medicare Advantage revisions expand benefits to non-medical services and supplies ... Eating more protein may not benefit older men ... A hipper replacement for senior living? These sleek new apartments are adults-only ... Senior living community keeps in touch with residents via iPads, special software

Argentum works on Plan B as weather thwarts fly-in

Argentum works on Plan B as weather thwarts fly-in

Argentum is planning to find additional ways to discuss the Government Accountability Office's assisted living-related report, home- and community-based services and other issues after the second day of its Public Policy Institute & Fly-In was canceled due to inclement weather.

Feds promise to enhance industry oversight in wake of GAO report

Feds promise to enhance industry oversight in wake of GAO report

Responding to a report that cites lax state oversight, federal officials said they will begin to monitor potentially dangerous incidents at senior living communities more closely.

More news for Thursday, Feb. 8

CMS answers FAQs related to HCBS Medicaid beneficiaries with dementia ... AHCA/NCAL and ACHCA partner for administrator credentialing, including assisted living ... Senate funding bill contains $2 billion for NIH, including Alzheimer's research ... VA considers restricting eligibility for caregivers program

New GAO report focuses on CMS but could have direct effects on assisted living

New GAO report focuses on CMS but could have direct effects on assisted living

A report released Monday by the Government Accountability Office contains a to-do list for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services related to state reporting of deficiencies in care and services provided to Medicaid beneficiaries in assisted living communities. Some federal lawmakers and consumer advocates, however, say they will push for changes in assisted living because of the report's findings.

In Focus

May 16

Bringing in the outdoors

Hollidaysburg, PA 

Garvey Manor and Our Lady of the Alleghenies Residence continuing care retirement community recently hosted an outdoor show, "Marching into the Woods."

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