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Adult Day and Community Services in the New Administration
It is always difficult to determine future policy because there are so many unknown factors that determine policy, such as oversee contingency operations, and changes in the global economy.
Important Regulations for Unsafe Wandering Behavior
State officials, providers, beneficiaries and other stakeholders have concerns about how to adhere to the HCBS settings rule in relation to service provision for individuals with dementia or other conditions in which unsafe wandering or exit-seeking behavior is exhibited.
Bill to Help Seniors Stay in Their Homes Re-Introduced
LeadingAge praises Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) for re-introducing their bipartisan legislation, the Community Based Independence ...
Hospice Payments to Increase in 2017
There is some good news for hospice providers. Hospice providers will receive a 2.1% Medicare payment rate increase for FY 2017, according to a final rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The final amount is slightly higher than the increase of 2%, or $330 million overall, which CMS proposed in April. The final rule is set to be published in the Aug. 5 edition of the Federal Register and become effective Oct. 1, 2016.
Rate Calculator: Home Health Medicare Rates for CY 2017
We have updated our popular Home Health Medicare LeadingAge Calculator to reflect the proposed rates for CY 2017, effective Jan. 1, 2017.