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Health and Care News Brief for Older Adults Vol. 3

If you’re an older adult looking for the latest news about issues that directly affect you, these are the stories to pay attention to. Here are this week’s leading headlines in senior health news for December 23-27, 2013. Click the headline to read the full story.   CMS: Medicare Coverage Not Based On Potential For Improvement McKnight’s Long-Term Care News reported that, following the Jimmo v. Sebelius settlement, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have issued a warning that skilled nursing facilities caring for patients whose documents indicate “an improvement goal” can no longer claim a specific therapy was … Continue reading

Legislative Update from Infinity Rehab & Signature Releases Assessment Tool

As the year winds down, there is a lot happening at Avamere. Each part of our family of companies play a unique and valuable role in the communities they serve. Keeping our patients, employees, and the public educated on industry news and trends is an important part of our mission to enhance the life of every person we serve. Check out a few recent stories below. Infinity Rehab President Mike Billings gives an update on legislative proposals that are reshaping the therapy industry as we move into 2014. Acumentra Health recently profiled Signature Home Health’s PLACES tool which is helping … Continue reading

Health and Care News Brief for Older Adults Vol. 2

  If you’re an older adult looking for the latest news about issues that directly affect you, these are the stories to pay attention to. Here are this week’s leading headlines in senior health news for December 16-20, 2013. Click the headline to read the full story. Senate Revises Medicare Part B Therapy Reimbursements McKnight’s Long-Term Care News reported the Senate Finance Committee advanced a bill to replace the Medicare Part B therapy reimbursements limit with a “prior authorization medical review” outpatient therapy payment system in 2015. Many long-term care providers criticize the current system for mandating that Medicare contractors … Continue reading

Health and Care News Brief for Older Adults

  If you’re an older adult looking for the latest news about issues that directly affect you, these are the stories to pay attention to. Here are this week’s leading headlines in senior health news for December 9-14, 2013. Click the headline to read the full story. Multiple States Considering Long-Term Care Hiring Standard Reform. USA Today reports that concern over lax regulation of some home care workers is compelling several states to consider bills to increase oversight and requirements. Proposed measures include mandatory training hours and compulsory background checks for workers, along with required licensing for home-care agencies. ______________________________________________________________ … Continue reading