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  1. SNF Medicare Rate Calculation Tools Update

    LeadingAge has updated Medicare Part A Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) calculator and the Medicare Part B therapy rate calculator to help members assess and estimate the impact of final payment changes for FY 2019, which begins on Oct. 1, 2018. Additionally, the Medicare ...

  2. DHS Announces New Proposed Immigration Rule

    On Sept. 22, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted an advance copy of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) related to the public charge ground of inadmissibility for ...

  3. Aging Services 2019 Funding Set for Now

    The appropriations measure, now law, increases funding for congregate and home-delivered meals under the Older Americans Act. Both programs would see their funding increase by $5 million each over the the $490 million congregate meal programs received for 2018 and the $246 million that went to home-delivered meals.  Community ...

  4. ADS and VA Partnering

    The session most intriguing was the VA/Adult Day Services Partnering. The panel of presenters consisted of one VA staff and three Adult Day Services providers. The discussion revolved around the cumbersome process of contracting with the VA to serve veterans in the community. Daniel Schoeps, Director, Purchased Long Term Care, ...

  5. Few 2019 MA Plans Test New HCBS Supplemental Benefits

    These new supplemental benefit options were added in April 2018 when CMS announced in its Call Letter that it had re-interpreted the definition of “primarily health-related” opening the door to some limited home and community-based services being covered by MA plans who previously could only cover Medicare services. ...