The Colorado Medicaid program will receive a grant to create pilot programs designed to ensure comprehensive access points for residents seeking long-term services and supports regardless of age, disability...
West Virginia: Applicant screening working
Oct 02, 2015
A screening program for assisted living and other workers with direct access to long-term care residents in West Virginia has flagged nine job applicants as not eligible for employment since its Aug....
Illinois: Programs for older adults funded despite budget crisis
Sep 24, 2015
Programs in Illinois providing care to Medicaid-eligible older adults will receive payments from the state despite an ongoing inability for the state government to pass a budget.
Alzheimer’s plan calls for assisted living review
Sep 23, 2015
The state of Washington should undertake a review of Medicaid rates for specialized dementia care in assisted living communities, recommends the state’s Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease...
Ohio decision affects HCBS across the country
Sep 22, 2015
In a case believed to be the first to use Medicaid’s retroactivity requirement to challenge federal LTSS payment policies, a U.S. District Court in Ohio has ruled that the state must cover assisted...
PA accepting comments on LTSS plan through Oct. 16
Sep 21, 2015
Pennsylvania’s new plan for managed long-term services and supports for older adults and those with disabilities is expected to serve about 450,000 people once it is fully implemented in 2019.
LeadingAge New York works for SSI increase
Sep 17, 2015
LeadingAge New York has been advocating for an increase in the supplemental security income rate for those who live in assisted living communities, among others.
Arizona: Assisted living poised for growth, report says
Sep 16, 2015
Two things are necessary for the Grand Canyon State to become a national leader in assisted living innovation, according to the Arizona Assisted Living Federation of America.
Oklahoma: Assisted living plagued by conflicting regulations, operators say
Sep 15, 2015
Differing state and local regulatory requirements are threatening the industry’s livelihood, representatives of assisted living providers recently told a legislative panel.
Pennsylvania: Managed LTSS plan in the works
Lois A. Bowers
Aug 26, 2015
Pennsylvania’s human services and aging departments are developing a plan for managed long-term services and supports at the request of Gov. Tom Wolf.