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New Medicare Observation Days Legislation
Medicare beneficiaries continue to experience outpatient hospital stays "for observation" lasting far longer than the 24 hours called for in Medicare regulations. Although their hospitalizations may last for many days, these beneficiaries are not admitted as inpatients and therefore do not meet the three-day hospital ...
Concerns About Proposed FY18 Budget
The proposal calls for deep cuts to federal agencies responsible for programs that provide bedrock support for people to be able to remain in their homes and communities as they age. Funding for federal housing programs would be reduced by 13% below the fiscal 2016 level. The OMB budget proposal provided no details ...
PEAK Leadership Summit and CAST Commission Meet Next Week
CAST is kicking off spring with two valuable meetings, the PEAK Leadership Summit and a CAST Commission Meeting, and an update to its Shared Care Planning and Coordination Matrix and Online Selection Tool. We also are reviewing states’ adoption of telemedicine, which is on an overall upward trend, recommendations ...
Key CAST Meetings and Activities at PEAK
Get ready for two valuable CAST meetings, which will take place March 19-22, 2017, in Washington, DC, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel: The PEAK Leadership Summit preceded by the spring CAST Commission Meeting. CAST ...
The Cruelty of Calling Older Adults ‘Sweetie’ or 'Honey'
You might call an older adult "Honey" or "Sweetie" with the best intentions, but that doesn't minimize the sting when it happens.http://www.timegoesby.net/