LTSS / HCBS / PACE
Finding and keeping enough caregivers, serving beneficiaries with complex needs, and limitations on overall funding levels are three of the biggest challenges facing providers of Medicaid home- and community-based services, according to a report released Monday.
Bipartisan bills introduced in the Senate and House call for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to publish the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly final rule by Dec. 31. The rule could open up new opportunities for PACE enrollees to access care in senior living communities and additional settings.
Community-based long-term services and supports have the potential to increase Medicaid beneficiary satisfaction and save costs, and they’re becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to institutional care, according to reports on the Tuesday agenda of a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Open Door Forum.
Older adults’ first choice for living arrangements as they age is to remain completely independent at home, according to a new poll. But moving to an assisted living community was a “close second,” by far topping home health or nursing home care.
Draft legislation to create a federal program within Medicare to support those with substantial long-term care costs when they need care “is a promising start toward effective solutions,” LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan told Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ), in technical comments submitted June 15. Other groups shared their thoughts as well.
States should be incentivized to expand the availability of and access to home- and community-based services, the American Medical Association House of Delegates said in a policy it adopted at its recent annual meeting.
Quality, regulation and Medicaid will be three of the big themes as assisted living operators gather Monday and Tuesday in the nation’s capital to meet with legislators and their staffs as part of this year’s American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living Congressional Briefing.
Providers of home- and community-based services and nursing home care to Medicaid beneficiaries in Maryland will receive a 3% rate increase for fiscal year 2019, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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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.
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.
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A new report about federal oversight of Medicaid beneficiaries who live in assisted living communities is “new territory” for the Government Accountability Office, the report’s author told McKnight’s Senior 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.
The number of participants and overall expenditures for state Medicaid 1915(c) waiver programs increased from 2013 to 2014, but average expenditure per participant decreased during that time, according to a report on Medicaid home- and community-based services released by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.