GAO Findings. Federal law requires state survey agencies to investigate allegations of resident abuse and neglect stemming from complaints and facility-reported … [Read more...] about Joint Statement: Federal Report Finds That CMS Failed to Properly Oversee State’s Nursing Home Investigations
Elder Justice: What “No Harm” Really Means for Residents is a newsletter published by the Center for Medicare Advocacy and the Long Term Care Community Coalition. The purpose of the newsletter is to provide residents, families, friends, and advocates … [Read more...] about Latest Issue – Elder Justice Newsletter
The Trump Administration solicited ideas for cutting nursing home standards of care and has announced plans to publish new Requirements of Participation in order to reduce the burden on nursing facilities. In October 2016, the Obama … [Read more...] about Nursing Home Requirements of Participation: Will the Administration Overturn 2016 Rules for Infection Control?
The facts are in: The ever-increasing use of observation status deprives many Medicare beneficiaries of care and coverage in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). In 2018, research by Avalere Health confirmed that the use of SNFs by … [Read more...] about Observation Status Deprives Medicare Beneficiaries of their Skilled Nursing Facility Benefit. Period.
With support from the John A. Hartford Foundation, the Center for Medicare Advocacy has produced a new Fact Sheet to help Medicare beneficiaries and their families respond to unfair Medicare denials for care at inpatient rehabilitation … [Read more...] about New Fact Sheet Available – Medicare Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital/Facility Coverage In Light of Jimmo v. Sebelius
Many nursing homes have closed in recent months throughout the country. The nursing home industry instinctively claims that the cause is Medicaid rates that are low, too low even to cover nursing home costs (See our joint letter, … [Read more...] about What’s Causing Nursing Home Closures?
Court Strikes Blow For Health Care Last week, a federal district court judge put a stop to another effort by the Administration to sabotage the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The judge’s ruling halts an attempt by the Department of Labor to … [Read more...] about Health Care Sabotage News: Court Strikes Blow for Health Care; Advocates File Amicus Brief in Texas ACA Case
Oral Health in Medicare: Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Issue Brief Kaiser Family Foundation recently released an issue brief, Drilling Down on Dental Coverage and Costs for Medicare Beneficiaries that examines the state of oral health for … [Read more...] about Oral Health in Medicare: Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Issue Brief
On November 28, 2019 – three years after the revised federal nursing home rules were issued – “Phase 3” requirements will go into effect. These include a number of new requirements that nursing homes must implement, and in … [Read more...] about Free Webinar – Overview of Phase 3 Nursing Home Regulations: A Look Ahead
The Center for Medicare Advocacy and the Medicare Rights Center joined to submit a letter to the New York Times refuting their recently published editorial regarding Medicare "reform." See … [Read more...] about Medicare Advocates: Trump Budget Would Impede Access to Care