Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Against DHS in Medicaid Recoupment Policy Case
POSTED ON - August 5, 2020
Written By State Bar of Wisconsin
A few weeks ago, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled in favor of Professional Homecare Providers (PHP), a professional organization of independent nurses, who opposed a Medicaid recoupment policy by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). The resulting decision prevents DHS from recouping Medicaid payments due to imperfect records.
Senior Living Not Included with Nursing Homes, Hospitals for Federal COVID Relief
POSTED ON - July 15, 2020
Written By McKnight's Senior Living
Last Friday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced recipients for COVID-19-related resources. The list included nursing homes and hospitals but notably left out the senior living industry. Nursing homes in COVID-19 hotspots will receive immediate assistance from quality improvement organizations, the purpose of which is to provide resources and support to the facilities with known infection control issues to help protect their vulnerable residents.
How Can Technology Help Solve Work Shortage in Senior Care?
POSTED ON - June 26, 2020
Written By HealthTech
As the population grows older, more staff will be needed to care for them, whether in senior living facilities or at home. In fact, the demand for aids is anticipated to grow by 36% by 2028. As it is, senior care already faces hiring and retention challenges. Annual turnover is between 40% and 75%, which can cost organizations thousands of dollars just to replace lost staff.
How has COVID-19 Changed Retirement Planning?
POSTED ON - May 18, 2020
Written By Forbes
Earlier this month, Forbes Advisor conducted a YouGov survey of 9,675 U.S. adults to better understand how people are handling their financial priorities amid the current crisis. All in all, nearly 72% of respondents indicated they made no changes to their retirement plans. Of those age 55 and older, the percentage skewed higher to 79%, while 61% of those age 25 to 34 reported making changes during this time.
How Do Economic Income Payments Work for Social Security Beneficiaries?
POSTED ON - April 15, 2020
Written By Social Security Administration
As a part of the recent Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, each American citizen is set to receive an Economic Income Payment. Eligible U.S. taxpayers will automatically receive their payments if they filed federal income tax for 2018 or 2019. But what about individuals who receive Social Security benefits?
How Does the CARES Act Affect Retirement Accounts?
POSTED ON - April 6, 2020
Written By USA Today
The $2 trillion stimulus bill that was recently signed to help Americans amid the coronavirus pandemic includes provisions for retirement accounts. It’s crucial for you to be aware of these changes as you work with your senior clients during this time.
Survey: Senior Living Occupancy Not Affected by Coronavirus
POSTED ON - March 25, 2020
Written By McKnight's Senior Living
A recent survey conducted by Activated Insights and the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care showed that coronavirus has not negatively impacted occupancy levels at senior living facilities. And, in some cases, facilities are seeing increased occupancy. The survey took place over the phone with 19 operators representing 1,078 buildings and 100,899 units across independent living, assisted living, and continuing care retirement communities.
Pennsylvania Governor Closes All Non-Life-Sustaining Businesses
POSTED ON - March 20, 2020
Written By The Philadelphia Inquirer
On Thursday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced that all but “life-sustaining” businesses across the state must shut down effective immediately. Pennsylvania joins California, which has taken similar powerful measures to brace for and hopefully mitigate the increase in cases of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. For the health and safety of Pennsylvania residents, Gov. Wolf felt it crucial to act now before the virus spreads more widely.