The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a memorandum on October 30 entitled “Clarification of Recovery of Part D Payment for Pain Medications for Beneficiaries Enrolled in Hospice." The guidance augments the prior CPI guidance by outlining a consistent approach to financial reimbursement requests by Part D sponsors to hospice providers.
Larry Minnix explains the post-Thanksgiving advocacy agenda for LeadingAge and it's members.
Draft guidance on the application process for the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) was issued Nov. 25 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The draft guidance proposes establishing structured application timeframes for CMS receipt and review of applications.
Rep. Barbara Lee
reintroduced the Adult Day Center Enhancement Act of 2013 (H.R. 3221). If passed, this
legislation would demonstrate the value of adult day services in
caring for individuals with neurological diseases as well as providing
additional support for caregivers and quality care for individuals with multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, and Parkinson's disease.
In a recent Washington Post op-ed, former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson and former U.S. Senator Tom Daschle (D-SD) acknowledged the potential long-term services and supports financing solutions contained in the LeadingAge task force report.