CMS Releases Safeguards for Medicare Patients in Hospice Care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently posted a MLN Hospice Fact Sheet, Safeguards for Medicare Patients in Hospice Care, in response to two reports on hospice care by the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG). (See previous coverage of these reports here and here.) The fact sheet…

Poll: Long-Term Care a Concern for the Young and Hispanics

Many young Americans are already providing care to an older loved one, but they feel unprepared for the task, while Hispanics, in particular, worry about finding home health care they can afford and an aide who speaks their language. That’s according to The Long-Term Care Poll, an annual survey from the AP-NORC Center, a collaboration…

Improvements Needed in VA Long-Term Care, Congress Told

On Monday, July 30th, the Health Subcommittee of the House of Representatives Veterans Affairs Committee held a field hearing, VA Long-term Care: What’s Working, What’s Not, and How to Best Serve Our Aging Veteran, in Camarillo, California. Led by Committee Chairman Neal Dunn (R-FL) and Ranking Member Julia Brownley (D-CA), the hearing focused on the…