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Health Care Funding Resources

Articles on senior living
The following articles are designed to educate and inform the public on health care reform, health care insurance, medicaid and long-term care funding.

6/8/2016
Consumer Funding Resources, Facts and Figures, Long Term Care Insurance, News, Research
Many people expect to rely on Medicare and Social Security to pay for their long-term care needs as they get older, even though those programs do not ...
6/8/2016
Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance Education, Medicaid, Research
A long term services and supports catastrophic insurance program could improve the way LTSS needs are financed in the United States, according to a re...
5/19/2016
Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Growth Strategies, Research
While the costs of long-term care continue to rise, assisted living continues on a slower growth trajectory than other types of long term care, accord...
5/19/2016
CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Medicare, Research, Wellness Program
The new Medicare system for reimbursing providers outlined in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, or MACRA, may not adequately reward go...
5/19/2016
Advocacy, CEO, cheatsheet, Employee Compensation, Facts and Figures, Finance, Legislation, Medicaid, Medicaid, Public Policy, Staffing, Staffing & Performance
The Department of Labor this week finalized the “white collar” rule, which increases the salary threshold for workers who qualify for overtime pay. Th...
4/6/2016
Many relatives and friends providing financial support or care to individuals with dementia are dipping into their retirement savings and sold assets ...
4/6/2016
Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Reports
American women are a bit more optimistic about their financial futures compared to a year ago, according to a new survey from investment management fi...
3/29/2016
Consumer Intelligence, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Reports
A fear of thinking about death is a key reason that more than half of American households won’t have enough retirement income to maintain their standa...
3/9/2016
The potential for long-term care cost can have a negative impact on retirement readiness, especially for low and middle-income households, according t...
2/24/2016
Long Term Care Insurance, Risk Management
The nation needs a universal catastrophic insurance program, clear private and public roles for long-term care financing while policymakers redefine M...
2/17/2016
Federal Agency Activity, Health Care, Medicaid, Medicaid
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has finalized a rule requiring a Medicaid enrollee seeking coverage for home health services to meet face...
2/9/2016
Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Long Term Care Insurance Education
A couple in their 60s can expect to pay between 7 to 10 percent less in 2016 when purchasing long term care insurance (PDF) when compared to a year ag...
2/3/2016
Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Long Term Care Insurance Education, Reports
While there’s no single solution to address the growing appetite for affordable long-term services and supports that would be politically or financial...
2/3/2016
cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Health Care, Medicare, Reports
The Congressional Budget Office recently released projections showing Medicare enrollment is expected to grow by more than 30 percent within the next ...
1/26/2016
Earlier claiming of Social Security benefits by men and women has detrimental effects on widowed seniors, particularly.
1/20/2016
Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Reports
Only about half of full-time private sector workers, or about 49 percent, participate in a workplace retirement plan and about 58 percent have access ...
12/2/2015
Federal Agency Activity, Health Care, Medicare, Medication Technology & Informatics
Expenditures for new drugs were concentrated among just a few drugs and most were costly for Medicare beneficiaries, shows a new Government Accountabi...
11/23/2015
Hispanic older adults face challenges including access to retirement planning, long-term services and supports, healthcare and medication benefits and...
11/17/2015
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has unveiled an interactive, online tool designed to aid consumers in deciding when to claim Social Security ...
11/17/2015
Consumer Funding Resources, Consumer Intelligence, Long Term Care Insurance, Medicaid, Medicaid
Although there is no ideal solution, more Americans would have a greater incentive to purchase long-term care plans if those plans were changed and th...
11/12/2015
Social Security has been a remarkably successful program in reducing poverty for older adults, but this achievement will be challenged by its long-ter...
11/12/2015
Ageism, Elder Abuse, Medicare
It’s Medicare open enrollment season through December 7 allowing Medicare recipients to comparison shop and change plans, but it’s also a time when sc...
11/4/2015
cheatsheet, Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Medicaid, Medicaid, Medicare
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is asking for feedback on a proposal to revise the discharge planning requirements that hospitals, incl...
10/28/2015
Elder Abuse, Hearings, Medicaid
Criminal enterprises are a pervasive problem in fraud schemes involving home health, durable medical equipment, prescription drugs, transportation and...
10/20/2015
Health and Wellness, Medicare, Medication Management
Consumers can expect to see changes in Medicare prescription drug plans (PDP), according to new analysis released by the Kaiser Family Foundation and ...
10/20/2015
ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Federal Agency Activity, Medicaid
Argentum has filed comments opposing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed regulations that would revise the requirements for long ter...
10/13/2015
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, cheatsheet, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education
ALFA sent a letter last week to the Veterans Benefits Administration regarding proposed annual reporting requirements for veterans and surviving spous...
10/6/2015
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has expressed concern about widespread servicing failures reported by student loan borrowers, which also can ...
9/3/2015
Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), Medicaid, Medicare
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released 2014 quality and financial performance results for Medicare Accountable Care Organizations, sayi...
9/1/2015
Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Need to Know, Reports
New survey data from A Place for Mom and The Mutual Fund Store reinforces popular opinion that Americans remain woefully uninformed about retirement a...