It’s no secret that more assisted living communities are competing with skilled care operators for high-need residents. But a recent piece in the New York Times is sure to raise troubling questions about this emerging strategy.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Friday issued new guidance meant to clarify where Medicaid beneficiaries can receive home- and community-based services as defined in a 2014 regulation, but provider advocates said they still have questions.
Seventeen senior living, long-term and post-acute care associations across the United States have joined forces to address one of the most pressing issues facing operators, caregiver shortages, via a website.
The Supreme Court on Monday turned down a request by Brookdale Senior Living to review a case, first brought in 2012, that alleges fraudulent Medicare billing of approximately $35 million by the country’s largest senior living company.
Senior living advocates are urging Congress to reject the reforms to Medicaid in President Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2020 and also are “deeply disappointed” in changes to affordable housing programs.
The Labor Department’s new proposal to increase the salary threshold for employee overtime pay, announced Thursday, might have been expected, but it’s still of concern to some organizations representing senior living operators.
Argentum, the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living and LeadingAge for the first time are participating in Careers in Aging Week, taking place March 3 to 9.
A bipartisan bill introduced Monday in the House of Representatives permanently would extend spousal impoverishment protections for Medicaid beneficiaries receiving long-term care in a home- or community-based setting.
Assisted living continues to be the fastest-growing segment of membership for the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living, NCAL said Wednesday in newly issued annual report for 2018.
A 20% business income tax deduction under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act could be awaiting some assisted living communities, according to final regulations issued by the federal government on Friday. Skilled nursing facilities, however, appear to be ineligible.
The National Quality Forum for the first time has endorsed a set of assisted living customer satisfaction measures, the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living, developer of the measures, said Thursday.
Assisted living communities can breathe a sigh of relief now that Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler has signed the agency’s final rule regarding the disposal of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals.
Workforce issues will continue to be a dominant challenge in the senior living industry in 2019, according to leaders of several organizations representing providers. But they are entering the new year with plans to address these and other issues.
Here’s a look at some of the news that occupied many minds in senior living over the past year.
A bipartisan bill that authorizes $100 million in funding over five years to create a new public health infrastructure to combat Alzheimer’s disease is headed to the president’s desk after being passed Wednesday night by the House of Representatives.
The Senate has unanimously approved the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act.
A story appearing in Thursday’s New York Times delivers a largely unflattering assessment of the nation’s assisted living communities. The piece suggests that the sector is growing too rapidly for adequate regulatory oversight to keep pace.
NCAL’s Scott Tittle talks about the legislative challenges and opportunities that await in the new year.
A bipartisan bill that would authorize $100 million in funding over five years to create a public health infrastructure to combat Alzheimer’s disease was passed unanimously by the Senate Health Committee on Thursday.
Bipartisan legislation introduced Friday aims to protect Medicaid payments for home- and community-based services, including those provided in assisted living communities, that otherwise would end Dec. 31 with the expiration of a provision known as Section 2404 of the Affordable Care Act.