Long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) providers are encouraged to participate in a voluntary online survey to help the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) understand the role technology is playing in the delivery of health care services in LTPAC settings. The survey targets skilled nursing facilities and nursing facilities, home health agencies, long-term acute care hospitals, and in-patient rehabilitation facilities. The survey deadline has been extended through April 3.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updated portions of the CMCS Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Toolkit. Updated versions (Version 1.0) of the HCBS Basic Element Review Tool for Statewide Transition Plans and the HCBS Content Review Tool for Statewide Transition Plans are now available.
The expansion and transition of retail health has been described in a wide variety of terms ranging from “disruptive innovation” to “radical convenience.” The growth of retail health services is on a significant upward trend that is projected to continue for some time. As it grows, some interesting questions come to mind.
Bundled payment models may provide great opportunities because they are in the middle ground of reimbursement models between fee-for-service and capitation.
The 114th Congress has gotten off to a quick start and aging services issues are on the agenda. See where Medicare, senior housing, and home- and community-based services under the Older Americans Act stand as of the February President's Day district work period.