July 12, 2011
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released plans for new initiatives aimed at providing better quality care for the nine million Americans enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid as well as lowering costs for federal and state governments.
June 28, 2011
The Congressional Budget Office has released its 2011 Long Term Budget Outlook, predicting significant increases in health care spending for Medicare and Medicaid as well as increases in social security costs, creating a “daunting” budget outlook for the
June 21, 2011
The 90 billion dollars in federal financing, included in 2009’s economic recovery package as aid for Medicaid programs, is about to run out at the end of the month, leaving Medicaid programs with less money to provide for a rising number of beneficiaries.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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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