The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final 2 components of the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) toolkit to assist states in complying with the home and community-based non-residential settings regulation requirements, which pertain to the eligibility for adult day centers to be in compliance to be a Medicaid waiver service
The Community Based Independence for Seniors Act S.704 was introduced in the U.S. Senate on March 11, 2015 by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD). If passed, the bill would establish demonstrations to cover adult day services and other home and community based services under Medicare Advantage plans.
The Long-Term Care Statistics Branch at the National Center for Health Statistics announced the web release of 2 new data briefs: •Differences in Adult Day Services Center Participant Characteristics by Center Ownership: United States, 2012. •Differences in Adult Day Services Center Characteristics by Center Ownership: United States, 2012.
The Veterans Access to Extended Care Act of 2015 (S.739), legislation to move forward on the changes that were in the Veterans Administration proposed rule on provider agreements, was introduced in the U.S. Senate on March 16 by Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), and was then referred to the Committee on Veterans Affairs.
The Medicare Adult Day Services Act of 2015 (H.R. 1383) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) on March 16. The measure, which LeadingAge strongly supports, if passed would expand Medicare beneficiaries care options by adding skilled nursing, rehabilitation and social services in a Medicare Certified Adult Day Services Center.