LeadingAge staff, along with staff from LeadingAge Minnesota, New York and Nebraska and the Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) Council had a conference call meeting with the Directors of the Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group at CMS to discuss the HCBS Settings Rule FAQ for new construction, and specifically CMS encouraging states to limit the growth of Adult Day and Assisted Living co-located in or on the grounds of a nursing home.
A revised version of the Community Based Independence for Seniors Act was introduced by Rep. Linda Sanchez D-CA, Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ), Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA), and Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR). H. R. 4212 would establish a Community-Based Institutional Special Needs Plan demonstration program to target home and community-based care to eligible Medicare beneficiaries.
Adult Day Services/Adult Day Health: Reimbursement and Scope of Services Provided Under Medicaid and Medicaid Waivers is a new report created to help stakeholders better understand how states currently pay for adult day services/adult day health through the Medicaid program and what reimbursement methodologies and regulations promote the growth of quality adult day programs in their state.
Starting this August, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) and National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) will conduct the third biennial nationally representative survey of ADS centers, as part of its National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP).
U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, respectively, announced the Veterans First Act S.2921, a bipartisan omnibus package that will improve veterans’ health care and benefits. This legislation could improve access to non-VA adult day services, home health and nursing home providers.