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Care Management as the Essence of Long-Term Services and Supports



One of the most interesting and timely sessions at thisApril’s PEAK Leadership Summit was a “Learning Circle” presented by KathleenGriffin , that addressed avariety of topics relating to how...

CMS Offers 3 New ACO Initiatives


On May 17, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services(CMS)announced 3 new intiatives developed to help health care providers develop or become involved in Affordable Care Organizations (ACOs). These initiatives...

3 Things ACO Rule Must Preserve



Because of the diverse nature of LeadingAge members’ scope of service and relationships with other providers, and the variety of issues the accountable care organization concept raises, including tax-exempt...

Medicare: Applying for the 2013 Shared Savings Program



If you are interested in applying for participation for the Jan. 1, 2013, start date of the Medicare Shared Savings Program, please submit a Notice of Intent to Apply by June 15, 2012. The last group of new Accountable...

CMS Organizes ACO Proposed Rule Open Door Forums



During May, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a series of open door forums on the Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organization Notice of Proposed Rule...

Meet Your Next Client: Boomer Women


LeadingAge members can now access our eBook, Meet Your Next Client: Boomer Women,  highlights the unique, perhaps surprising, attributes and needs of tomorrow’s long-term care consumer -- Boomer Women -- as this cohort begins to seek...

CMS Delays Determinations on the Majority of Proposed Regulatory Waivers for MSSP



CMS’ recently released Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO final rule does little to provide flexibility for regulations that impact post- acute care providers.  The proposed rule suggested...

3-Day Stay Waiver Included in Proposed Rule for Accountable Care Organizations


On December 8 th , the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released there much anticipated accountable care organizations (ACOs) proposed rule titled “ Medicare Program;...

Housing Plus Services Partnerships: Not a Slam-Dunk



Managed care plans, accountable care organizations (ACO) or federally qualified health centers (FQHC) could help providers of affordable housing bring an integrated package of health care services into their housing...

How Can Housing Providers Get Under the Health Care Tent?



Providers of affordable senior housing could play an important role in helping managed care plans and other health providers offer integrated care to older people. But housing providers must first demonstrate...

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