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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.

4/28/2015
The average American is now spending about 20 years in retirement, noted Consumer Finance Protection Board Director Richard Cordray in remarks at a Wh...
4/28/2015
Social Security announced a new strategic plan, Vision 2025. The vision is designed to serve as a guide for the agency and show how it will accomplish...
4/21/2015
Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Competitive Positioning, Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Reports
Genworth Financial has released its long-term care 2015 Cost of Care survey, revealing that the median cost of living in a private room in an assisted...
4/15/2015
Federal Agency Activity, Medicare
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid recently revised rules relating to hospice care patients who are Medicare beneficiaries. Upon electing hospice c...
4/2/2015
The Consumer Financial Protection Board has issued a consumer advisory listing three pension traps to avoid. Many retirees depend on a pension to c...
2/24/2015
The Administration for Community Living has announced a new funding opportunity for the Senior Medicare Patrol program project cooperative agreements.
2/18/2015
cheatsheet, Competitive Positioning, Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Reports
A new study crunching assisted living data lists the top 10 most expensive states with Washington, DC, topping the list. Washington is followed by ...
2/4/2015
The Social Security Administration is offering a new online service for replacing an SSA-1099 form for beneficiaries who maintain a “my Social Securit...
1/27/2015
Social Security announced that it will extend field office hours nationwide beginning March 16. The Social Security Administration said field offices ...
1/21/2015
It’s a difficult and murky place many adult children and their parents find themselves when it comes to discussing end-of-life planning. Author Tim P...
1/21/2015
End of Life, Facts and Figures, Hospice, Medicare, Partnerships, Reports
Medicare payments for hospice care in assisted living communities has more than doubled in five years, totaling $2.1 billion in 2012, according to a n...
11/25/2014
Family Relations, Federal Agency Activity, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education
The government has proposed additional measure for ensuring that homeowners and struggling borrowers have more foreclosure protections, including expa...
10/15/2014
Federal Agency Activity, Medicaid, Medicare
The White House has unveiled the website for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging. The site whitehouseconferenceonaging.gov includes information o...
9/16/2014
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...
8/19/2014
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...
8/13/2014
The White House along with many advocates of older Americans are gearing up for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging.
8/13/2014
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...
8/5/2014
The future of Social Security remains unchanged from last year although Medicare’s financial condition has improved considerably, according to this ye...
8/5/2014
Hearings, Medicare
Medicare should reconsider how it approaches patients who are admitted to a hospital as an inpatient versus those patients who are placed under “obser...
7/29/2014
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...
7/15/2014
Retirement planning is paramount for everyone and especially for families considering senior living options. Life Care Funding CEO and company co-f...
7/9/2014
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...
6/25/2014
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 ...
6/17/2014
A new study shines light on challenges riddling California’s diverse aging population when it comes to long-term care in the Golden State.
5/13/2014
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...
5/5/2014
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...
4/30/2014
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...
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...