American Health Care Association

What the Ongoing Battle over Medicare’s Observation Stays Means for Seniors

While many seniors and their families may not be aware of it, consumer groups, hospitals, and nursing homes are fighting a major battle with Medicare over how the federal program pays for patients who are cared for in a hospital, but not admitted to the hospital. Seniors caught in this regulatory purgatory may have to pay thousands of dollars for [...]

By |2012-09-05T19:48:32-04:00September 5th, 2012|Aging, Hospitals, Medicare, nursing homes|1 Comment

More Bad News for State Long-Term Care Services

The news for critical long-term care services and supports provided by the states--either through Medicaid or other funding--keeps getting worse. The toxic combination of a still-slow economy, huge structural budget pressures on all levels of government, and growing demands for aging and disability services is leading to ongoing cuts in both critical benefits to individuals and payments to providers. The latest evidence comes from [...]

By |2011-01-19T13:59:03-05:00January 19th, 2011|long-term care financing, Medicaid, nursing homes|0 Comments