LTSS / HCBS / PACE
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
A new report from the Government Accountability Office recommends that Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma ensure that no conflicts of interest exist among entities that conduct the needs assessments that are used to determine eligibility for Medicaid home- and community-based services and to develop HCBS plans of service.
As the population depending on Medicaid long-term services and supports grows, the experiences of several states offer lessons that providers can use to identify opportunities to collaborate with state Medicaid agencies on future reform efforts, according to a new report.
This year's list features 115 companies with a total of almost 550,000 independent living, assisted living and memory care units.
Organizations representing senior living operators told McKnight's Senior Living that they are encouraged by the Medicaid vision and policies outlined Tuesday by Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Integrating Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly into assisted living can increase attention to residents, reduce the length of hospitalizations and increase resident satisfaction, according to Peter DeGolia, M.D., CMD, medical director of McGregor PACE in Cleveland. As a result, residents who receive PACE care tend to stay in their assisted living communities longer, he added.