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Assisted Living/CCRC Update

The LeadingAge members who offer assisted living are often a part of a continuing care retirement community but many are free standing. Assisted living is state regulated and all 50 states have some form of regulation or licensure category for assisted living, although it may not be called by that name. State regulations vary on who can be admitted and reside in assisted living. 

Assisted living is primarily private pay, although 41 states currently have a Medicaid Waiver/Medicaid State Plan for a limited amount of residents.

LeadingAge produces a newsletter for assisted living and CCRC members that comes out six times a year.

For more information, please contact Steve Maag.

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Home and Community-Based Services Transition Plans Being Reviewed by CMS

In August 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) created a publicly viewable chart for purposes of tracking state and federal progress on the approval of statewide transition plans (STPs), as required under the final home and community-based services (HCBS) rule. Included in the chart are the letters from CMS to State Medicaid Directors asking for clarifications/modifications required for the state plans to be approved. As of August 18th , 11 states received State Transition plan Clarification and Modification letters from CMS. It appears that the CMS regional offices are taking the lead on reviewing each state transition plan. No transition plans have been approved as of August 18, 2015. 

Protect Your Identity From the OPM Breach

If you, your staff or your residents suspect their personal information has been compromised in the recent OPM breach, they should file IRS Form 14039 to secure an Identity Protection PIN. This code will prevent perpetrators from filing a fictitious tax return early in the next tax season, which would subsequently block them from the e-filing process.

Health Care Organizations Must Safely Dispose of Sensitive Data

By training employees on safety procedures, properly disposing of sensitive data, and setting clear security guidelines, your organization and reduce the risk of disclosure. This article outlines the steps you can take to protect your clients.

Skilled Nursing: Record-High Disposition Price

This article explores why prices for senior living facilities in the Northeast and particularly high, as well as recent developments within the skilled nursing sector.

Cybercrime is Health Care’s $6 Billion Problem

New research reveals cyberattacks are becoming more common, but the health industry is not responding. This article outlines seven deceptively simple steps you can take to protect yourself from cybercrime.