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Could California proposal affect Medicaid in all states?

California’s plan to establish a single market for drug pricing within the state could set Medicaid policy for the entire country, some experts say, because the federal-state program requires all states to pay the lowest price available in any U.S. market.
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Legislators scramble to clarify new dementia training requirements

Legislators in New Hampshire have been scrambling to clarify new minimum training requirements for workers in assisted living and other settings caring for residents with dementia after a bill with the requirements was tucked into the state budget and passed even though it “wasn’t ready for prime time.”
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Official promises action against assisted living facilities not compliant with emergency power rule by end of year

An assisted living operator in Florida is predicting the closure of several assisted living communities there if the state’s Agency for Health Care Administration moves forward with plans to penalize assisted living communities and nursing homes that aren’t in compliance with the Sunshine State’s emergency power plans rule by the end of the year.

Bill would change adverse incident reporting requirements

A new bill in Florida that would change the way assisted living communities report so-called adverse incidents is being described by one lay media outlet as “anti-consumer,” but the legislator behind it says the goal is to align requirements for assisted living with those for nursing homes.

Increasing assisted living regulation is a trend, NCAL says

For the second year in a row, more than half of the states have changed their assisted living requirements, indicating a potential trend that the National Center for Assisted Living expects to continue, executives said Thursday in releasing the group’s annual “Assisted Living State Regulatory Review.”
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