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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.

4/15/2014
The Bipartisan Policy Center last week launched a new initiative to find a politically and fiscally viable way to improve the financing and delivery o...
4/8/2014
Assisted Living, CEO, cheatsheet, Facts and Figures, Finance, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Marketing Strategy, Reports, Senior Living Options
Assisted living communities remain one of the most cost-effective choices when searching for long-term care solutions, according to a new study conduc...
4/8/2014
Federal Agency Activity, Hospice, Medicare
Medicare soon will reimburse hospices offering palliative care and providers offering curative services, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid recentl...
4/1/2014
Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Health Care, Hearings, Medicaid, Medicare
Despite some improvement and fraud-fighting tools used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the country is still losing as much as...
3/19/2014
Federal Agency Activity, Medicare
A group of lawmakers last week urged the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services to improve Medicare beneficiaries access to medicines. In a letter ...
3/11/2014
Facts and Figures, Medicare, Reports
An increasing number of older adults participating in a program designed to help transition Medicaid beneficiaries living in long-term care institutio...
3/5/2014
Federal Agency Activity, Health Care, Medicaid, Medicaid, Medicare
The Health and Human Services Department and the nation’s top attorney general said last week they have recovered a record-breaking $4.3 billion in ta...
3/1/2014
How several senior living providers are partnering with health-care organizations for referrals and improved outcomes
2/26/2014
Federal Agency Activity, Health Care, Medicaid, Medicaid, Medicare, Science and Technology
A Health and Human Services Department office this week issued proposals for the 2015 edition of electronic health record technology certification cri...
2/19/2014
ALFA Events, CEO, cheatsheet, Consumer Funding Resources, Engage, Partnerships, Policy in the States, Public Policy
Assisted living community directors are smart to work closely with their state’s long-term care ombudsman, cultivating that relationship and understan...
2/19/2014
The Social Security Administration has decided to delay implementation of previously announced changes to services at its field offices.
2/11/2014
U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin introduced a bill recently that aims to rebuild the private pension system while ameliorating the growing retirement crisis. H...
2/4/2014
Consumer Funding Resources, Federal Agency Activity, Legislation
The top lawmakers on the Senate Special Committee on Aging have introduced a bill seeking to reduce the cost and complexity of retirement plans, espec...
2/4/2014
Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Reports
Americans are the least concerned that its population is aging compared to many other countries, according to a new survey by Pew Research Center’s Gl...
1/29/2014
Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Medicaid, Medicaid, Medicare, Reports
The California Medicaid Research Institute has profiled California counties using Medicaid for long-term services and supports, finding that Medi-Cal’...
1/23/2014
For most of 2013, at least 25 percent of contracts for the Medicare prescription drug benefit known as Medicare Part D had one or more plans suppresse...
1/23/2014
Although Medicare claims administration contractors have a goal to have only a 5.4 percent rate of errors in paying claims, Medicare claims administra...
1/14/2014
ALFA's Public Policy Positions, cheatsheet, Consumer Funding Resources, Federal Agency Activity, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Medicaid, Medicaid, Public Policy
ALFA applauds the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ decision to expand its definition of settings eligible for Medicaid reimbursement for hom...
1/14/2014
SCAN Foundation CEO Bruce Chernof outlined his group’s new mission and new five-year plan this month. The foundation’s new mission is “to advance a...
12/23/2013
The Social Security Administration announced that in mid-December it began processing some widow and widower’s claims by surviving members of same-sex...
12/23/2013
Consumer Funding Resources, Long Term Care Insurance, Public Policy
Members of the Senate Special Committee on Aging discussed before a packed chamber how to best encourage Americans to prepare for their own long-term ...
12/17/2013
The Social Security Administration is doing away with offering printouts and benefit verification information at its field offices beginning in Februa...
12/10/2013
Congressional Outlook, Health Care, Medicare, Public Policy
Lawmakers recently met with physicians groups to offer updates on their proposal to repeal Medicare’s sustainable growth rate, or SGR, formula, MedPag...
11/25/2013
Federal Agency Activity, Medicaid, Medicare, Public Policy
During the next four years, the Health and Human Services Department’s Office of Inspector General plans to focus on promoting quality of care in home...
11/20/2013
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Federal Agency Activity, Health Care, Medicare
Physicians and policymakers generally agreed during a healthcare seminar that permanent reform of the Medicare physician payment system and a shift to...
10/29/2013
Consumer Funding Resources, Medicaid, Medicaid, Medicare
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid announced pricing structures for 2014 this week.The premiums for Medicare Part B will remain the same in 2014 as...
10/2/2013
On September 18, 2013, the Commission on Long-Term Care released a report that includes 28 proposals for legislative and administrative action to prom...
8/13/2013
In the United States, 10,000 people are retiring per day. By 2030, the population will consist of 17 million people aged 65 and older. Despite these...
7/29/2013
Brand Strategy, Branding, Business, cheatsheet, Community Awareness and Education, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Marketing Strategy, Resident and Family Services, Senior Living Options
ALFA’s brand-new guide covers a range of topics to help consumers make informed decisions about prospective assisted living communities. This 12-page ...
7/2/2013
Consumer Funding Resources, Long Term Care Insurance
Multiple States Introduce Laws To Stimulate Private Pay Dollars By Endorsing The Conversion Of A Life Insurance Policy Into A Long Term Care Benefit P...