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Medicare & Medicaid

Long Term Care Financing in a Post CLASS America

The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act to establish the first national, government run long term care insurance program was included in the Affordable Care Act that President Obama signed into law in 2010. CLASS was quickly aban

Health Reform: Past, Present, and Future Challenges

Dr. Cohn will review the current progress toward implementation of the Affordable Care Act and discuss expectations for the future. This session will also feature insights from complexity and options management applied to healthcare.

CMS Proposes New Rewards and Penalties for Hospitals

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) rule that would represent an increase in payments to hospitals of approximately $27 million in 2014.

Providers Form 106 Accountable Care Organizations

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced the forming of 106 new Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Since the Affordable Care Act has been passed, more than 250 ACOs have been formed.

Federal Government Increased Focus on Senior Care in 2012

Throughout 2012, a variety of federal legislative and regulatory issues arose that will affect senior living communities and senior living residents across the country. From the implementation of the National Alzheimer’s Project Act to proposed revisions

How Medicaid Reimbursement Can Pay Off For Providers

Medicaid reimbursement for assisted living is an option for seniors in 44 states. Learn how these programs work and why they benefit providers across the industry in an article written by Lancaster Pollard’s Kevin Tholke.

Program Simplifies Medicaid Billing Process

Pathway Senior Living and Yardi Systems created a program that automates the once complicated Medicaid billing process. The Best of the Best winning Medicaid Billing Solution increased accuracy and decreased

Dwindling Savings Puts Spotlight on Supplemental Income Options

In the aftermath of the Great Recession, the need for—and awareness of—supplemental options for paying for senior living has grown substantially, spurring the growth of relationships between senior living providers and senior funding sources.

Senate Committee Examines Care for Dual Eligibles

Yesterday the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing examining the quality of care and the costs associated with providing for seniors who rely on both Medicare and Medicaid, known as dual eligibles.