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Long-Term Care Industry Urges Senate to Oppose Graham-Cassidy

A key trade association representing the long-term care and assisted living industry is urging the Senate to reject the Graham-Cassidy bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare.

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ACL Updates Info on Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) has released an updated Frequently Asked Questions page about the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.

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Transforming Advanced Illness Care in the United States

The National Quality Forum has published a new issue brief “Strategies for Change – A Collaborative Journey to Transform Advanced Illness Care,” focusing on the nation’s transformation to person-centered care integrating individual preferences on medical, functional, social and emotional needs.

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NCAL Announces New Measures for Its ‘LTC Trend Tracker’

The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) has unveiled an expanded national effort to demonstrate the profession’s commitment to quality care through data. NCAL added four new assisted living measures to its online data collection tool LTC Trend Tracker: hospital admissions, hospita...

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CDC Now Surveying Long-Term Care Providers, Services

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Center for Health Statistics has launched the third wave of the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP), a biennial national study of the major sectors of paid, regulated providers of long-term care services.

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Debate Continues over Long-Term Care Insurance Rates

The debate over increasing long-term care insurance rates continues as news reports emerge about consumers and federal workers being faced with surprise increases.

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ACL Poised to Begin Reviewing States’ LTC Ombudsman Programs

A final rule governing Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs became effective July 1 and the Administration for Community Living (ACL) is preparing to review states’ progress toward implementing the rule.

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Bipartisan Policy Center Offers LTSS Financing Recommendations

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) this week issued its initial recommendations addressing the financing of long-term services and supports (LTSS). The new report -- dubbed “Initial Reactions to Improve the Financing of Log-Term care” -- is a follow-up to BPC's 2014 examination of the challenges of the long-term care crisis, and is the first set of recommendations the Center plans to put forth.

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More Than Half of Residents in Long-Term Care are 85+

The majority of residents living in the nation's residential care communities, or 53 percent, are age 85 and older, according to the latest data from the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).

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Long-Term Care Costs Continue Rising, Analysis Shows

The overall national long-term care loss rate is expected to grow by 5 percent annually, with claim frequency driving the increase at an expected 3 percent growth rate.

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