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Senator Merkley visits Laurelhurst Village and other Oregon nursing homes in lead up to potential Medicaid cuts

Senator Merkley with Administrative Staff

Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley last week toured urban and rural nursing homes, hearing first-hand from administrators, nurses and residents about the critical need to preserve the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. Senate Republicans’ “Secret 13” are writing a bill behind closed doors that will likely kick more than 20 million Americans off their health care, while dramatically raising costs for millions more. At Laurelhurst Village in Portland, many of their long-term care and assisted living residents are able to be at the facility because of the Oregon Health Plan. Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants said that if that … Continue reading

Caring for Our Parents – Avamere at Bethany presentation

Caring for our parents article

Please join us at our Avamere at Bethany location for the first in a series of presentations on topics that are sometimes difficult to discuss. Julie Nimnicht J.D. will cover a range of topics including: •    Powers of attorney •    Advance directives for healthcare •    Guardianships/conservatorships

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

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