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Americans Worry More about Retirement

June 21, 2011

When asked if they were worried about various financial matters, Americans of all incomes were most concerned about their retirement savings, with nearly 2/3 of respondents indicating that they are very or moderately worried about not having enough money

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Proposed Medicaid Waiver Rules Could Greatly Reduce Choice Says Leading Senior Living Organization

June 15, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – June 15, 2011 – The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) today expressed its concern in a letter to the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid about a revised proposed rule that will guide implementation of Medicaid Home and Commun

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ALFA Voices Concerns with Proposed CMS Rule

June 14, 2011

ALFA has written a letter expressing its concerns with regulation proposed last April by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. If the rule remains unchanged, ALFA fears that many currently eligible senior living residents will be denied assistance

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Medicare & Social Security in Dire Straights

May 17, 2011

The Trustees of the Social Security and Medicare released their annual projected financial analysis of the programs, concluding that Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust Fund will be exhausted by 2024, while Social Security will be depleted by 2036.

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HHS Addresses Gaps in Care through New Initiatives

May 17, 2011

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the introduction of two new tools, aimed at improving care and reducing costs by aligning Medicare and Medicaid programs.

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CMS Proposes a Rule that May Jeopardize Medicaid Beneficiaries Access to Assisted Living

April 19, 2011

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid proposed a rule which may potentially prevent assisted living providers from participating in the Home and Community Based Waiver Program by limiting the definition of what constitutes as a community based option.

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Medicare Rule Draws Criticism from Home Health Proponents

March 29, 2011

A new law that requires Medicare enrollees to see a doctor in order to get benefits for home health care is generating objections from home health agencies, hospitals, and consumer groups, who argue that the law will jeopardize access to home health among

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Courts Weigh in on Healthcare Reform

February 8, 2011

The bill to repeal last year’s healthcare reform law was defeated in the Senate last week, but the fight is far from over. Many Republicans and some Democrats still have plans to chip away at law. Meanwhile, the Courts have been engaged by 28 states to we

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Medicare Enrollment Window’s Closing

December 14, 2010

The open enrollment period for Medicare ends Dec. 31. Have you reminded residents and families to review their plans?

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