The following articles are designed to educate and inform the public on health care reform, health care insurance, medicaid and long-term care funding.
End of Life, Family Caregiver, Medicare
Strategies are needed to improve community-based long-term care services and supports to aid older adults and their informal caregivers, say researche...
Want to add in your two cents about Social Security? The Social Security Administration has issued a call for innovative and strategic ideas for how b...
Federal Agency Activity, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Health and Wellness, Health Care
The White House along with many advocates of older Americans are gearing up for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging.
Elected Official Visits, Legislation, Medicare
BMA Management’s Chicago-based Heritage Woods community welcomed U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) this week to meet residents and discuss Medicare fra...
The future of Social Security remains unchanged from last year although Medicare’s financial condition has improved considerably, according to this ye...
Medicare should reconsider how it approaches patients who are admitted to a hospital as an inpatient versus those patients who are placed under “obser...
Federal Agency Activity, Medicare, Medication Management
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is altering rules designed to prevent it from paying twice for the same prescriptions for seniors who r...
Retirement planning is paramount for everyone and especially for families considering senior living options. Life Care Funding CEO and company co-f...
Health Care, Home Health Care, Medicaid, Medicare
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is proposing a policy change that would remove a requirement for certain homebound Medicare beneficiaries...
Federal Agency Activity, Health Care, Medicaid, Medicaid, Medicare
A program that recruits and trains retired professionals and other older Americans to recognize and report instances or patterns of health care fraud ...
Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Reports
A new study shines light on challenges riddling California’s diverse aging population when it comes to long-term care in the Golden State.
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Medicaid, Medicaid, Medicare, Reports
Per capita health care spending for older Americans grew 4.1 percent from 2002 to 2010, which is the lowest among any other age groups studied, accord...
Chris Orestis, senior health-care advocate and CEO of Life Care Funding, has published a new free e-book, Help on the Way, which details the slowly un...
Federal Agency Activity, Home Health Care, Medicaid, Medicare
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reportedly is creating a five-star performance rating system for hospitals, home health companies and d...
End of Life, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Legislation
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
Study: Program Encouraging Transition from Institutions to the Community Progressing, but Challenges Remain
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...
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...
Consumer Funding Resources, Featured Magazine Articles, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Health Care, Long Term Care Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance Education, Public Policy, Senior Living Executive
How several senior living providers are partnering with health-care organizations for referrals and improved outcomes
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...
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...
The Social Security Administration has decided to delay implementation of previously announced changes to services at its field offices.
U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin introduced a bill recently that aims to rebuild the private pension system while ameliorating the growing retirement crisis. H...
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...
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...
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’...
Consumer Funding Resources, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Medicaid, Medication Management, Public Policy, Reports
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...