Older adults leave hospital with more ADL needs … Federal government acknowledges “large gaps” in HIPAA regulation of health apps, wearable tech … CMS: Fraud prevention efforts saved Medicare, Medicaid $42 billion
Spending on Social Security and Medicare could contribute to the highest level of debt relative to gross domestic product ever seen in the United States, according to a report released Tuesday by the Congressional Budget Office.
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge to a rule requiring home health agencies to pay workers minimum wage and overtime, and CMS proposed reducing Medicare payments to home health agencies by $180 million in 2017.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services came under withering criticism this week for allegedly failing to target fraud and waste. The latest salvos were delivered during a House subcommittee hearing, in which a top CMS leader was grilled repeatedly.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services indicated that it has not ruled out regulatory reform as it looks to discourage hospice programs from targeting some Medicare beneficiaries who live in assisted living communities, where care may result in more money for hospices.
Reducing financial incentives for hospices to target some Medicare beneficiaries living in assisted living communities should be a top priority for CMS, according to a new report from the HHS Office of Inspector General.
A national advertising effort that a professional society says is the first to inform consumers of insurance that could cover the cost of assisted living has been announced.
A new survey reveals barriers to discussions about end-of-life and advance care planning, areas recently identified as priorities for assisted living by an AMDA committee.