HHS Takes Actions to Promote Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its fiscal year (FY) 2023 Skilled Nursing Facilities Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS) proposed rule, which includes asking for public feedback on how staffing in nursing homes and health equity improvements could lead to better health outcomes. The proposed rule builds upon the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to advance health equity, drive high-quality person-centered care, and promote sustainabili
Does Long-Term Care Insurance or Medicare Cover Assisted Living?
Long-term care insurance, personal assistance and family support are options for paying for assisted living. As they get older, many people consider moving into an assisted living facility – and how they could pay for it. It's an issue that affects tens of millions of people in the U.S. Overall, about 70% of people who are age 65 or older today will need some kind of long-term care, according to long-term care estimates by the federal government. An assisted living facility h
The Telehealth Extension and Evaluation Act and what it Means for You
The bill will extend current telehealth access for Medicare patients, but why should business owners care about changes to Medicare? There is no doubt that you can relate to at least one of these scenarios: A child gets sick and their parents spend countless hours at the doctor’s offices trying to diagnose them and provide treatment. The parents now must take time off work, hire babysitters for their other children, etc. A common cold causes an employee to miss work in order
9 Retirement Myths Your Clients Believe
Many Americans are unprepared for retirement. Hopefully you don’t have too many in your practice. The problem is similar to the guy who jumped off the Empire State Building and as he passed the 15th floor said, “So far, so good.” They don’t see retirement planning as an immediate need. This is a time when advisors need to be tactful. You need to raise the issue without making them feel inadequate. There are people who won’t go to the gym because they feel they must get i