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CMS Unveils Consumer Websites for Comparing Rehab Facilities, LTC Hospitals

December 22, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has unveiled two new websites for consumers that include information about the quality of inpatient rehabilitation facilities and long-term care hospitals.

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Study: Lowest Educated Retirees Face Highest Income Gaps

December 22, 2016

More than half of older Americans in the lowest socioeconomic tier can expect to face an income gap if they retire when they would like to, according to a new study by the Center for Retirement Research.

Research Article

Argentum Encourages Participation in National Study of Long-Term Care Providers

December 20, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics has launched the third wave of the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, a biennial national study of the major sectors of paid, regulated providers of long-term care services.

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Health and Human Services Department Says Hospitals Becoming Safer

December 15, 2016

National efforts to make health care safer are paying off, with approximately 125,000 fewer patients dying due to hospital-acquired conditions and saving more than $28 billion in health care costs from 2010 through 2015, according to a new government repo

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ACL Says 2017 Is the Year to ‘Age Out Loud’

December 15, 2016

The Administration on Community Living has announced the theme of Older Americans Month for 2017 – Age Out Loud.

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House Panel Reviews Spike in Federal Long-Term Care Insurance

December 6, 2016

A House subcommittee last week held a hearing on the federal long-term care insurance program, which recently came under fire for significantly higher premiums for federal workers.

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ACL Updates Information Sheet on Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

December 1, 2016

The Administration for Community Living has released an updated Frequently Asked Questions page about the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.

Research Article

GAO: Extent of Elder Abuse by Guardians Largely Unknown

December 1, 2016

The Senate Aging Committee this week held a hearing focusing on the financial abuse of older Americans by guardians and others and concurrently released a new report by the Government Accountability Office on guardianship abuse.

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CMS Announces 2017 Medicare Premiums and Deductibles

November 16, 2016

The Social Security Administration announced that the cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for Social Security benefits will be 0.3 percent for 2017 and because of that low COLA, a statutory “hold harmless “ provision designed to protect seniors largely wi

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Few Caregivers of Retirees with Dementia Use Social Security Payee Program

November 16, 2016

Educating family and other caregivers about a primary benefit of the Social Security’s Representative Payee Program may help expand its coverage, according to a new study from the Center for Retirement Research.

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Latino-Americans Face Significant Retirement Challenges

November 1, 2016

The population of Latino workers is expanding in the United States, but Latino-Americans face significant retirement challenges, according to a Center for Retirement Research blog.

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Medicare Advantage Premiums Expected to Remain Stable in 2017

September 28, 2016

Medicare Advantage premiums are expected to remain stable next year for about 67 percent of enrollees, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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