LeadingAge Comments on DOL "White Collar" Exemption
LeadingAge noted that the proposed $35,308 annual salary threshold for the exemption is in line with the $35,000 level we had proposed when an update in the exemption was considered in 2015 and 2017. We understand the need to update the threshold, which has not been adjusted for several years. Adequate compensation is especially ...
The "Forgotten Middle" and the Future of Aging Services
According to the study, "by 2029 there will be 14.4 million middle-income seniors [aged 75+], 60 percent of whom will have mobility limitations and 20 percent of whom will have high health care and functional needs." The study found that 54% of this population will not have sufficient resources to cover ...
Washington State Passes Nation's First Public Long-Term Care Program
The Long-Term Care Trust Act will be funded with a payroll tax. People employed in the state will pay .58 cents per $100 in payroll tax; once a person has paid the payroll tax for ten years, they become eligible for the benefit. The state administered program pays a lifetime ...
CMS Opens Door for Additional States to Pursue Dual Integration Models
The two models for additional testing include a: Capitated Model, through which CMS, the state, and health plans (called Medicare-Medicaid Plans or MMPs) enter into three-way contracts to provide the full array of Medicare and Medicaid services for enrollees (e.g., Illinois Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative ...
LeadingAge Members Provide Feedback to Federal Researchers on the HCBS Settings Rule
On April 17, 2019, the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) convened a telephone discussion with LeadingAge and LeadingAge members to discuss the home and community-based services (HCBS) Settings Rule, its implementation of the rule across states and its implications for providers and for Medicaid HCBS beneficiaries.