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Providers battle elderly’s psychiatric needs

Providers battle elderly’s psychiatric needs

About once a week, an elderly person is stuck in the emergency room with a mental-health problem that went undiagnosed and untreated for too long. Caregivers at home, in assisted living or at the hospital are unable to help, worried about the safety of other staff and residents. But the person might not qualify for… Continue Reading Providers battle elderly’s psychiatric needs

he Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act failed to solve one health care riddle: how to pay for long-term care for the rising tide of the nation’s aging population. Continue Reading Long-term care: A problem the Affordable Care Act didn’t fix

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The nation’s hospitals will lose $142 million from Medicare cuts for the next fiscal year, a figure that represents about 0.1 percent of the hospital and acute-care budget for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The new reimbursement rate does not yet include hospital-related provisions of health care reform. CMS officials said they will… Continue Reading Hospitals receive Medicare cut, long term care gets hike

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Cost of long-term health care to increase

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The cost of long-term health has been steadily increasing by at least three percent for the last decade, and it’s expected to increase to about five percent during the next decade. “Right now there are an estimated 10 million Americans that receive long-term health care. That number is going to grow exponentially,” said Jesse Slome,… Continue Reading Cost of long-term health care to increase

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The State of Colorado has launched a program called Own Your Future that seeks to help Coloradoans with long-term care. The program is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Colorado’s Medicaid program, the Divsion of Insurance, and long-term care providers. With a Partnership policy, Medicaid applicants can protect one dollar… Continue Reading State program an aid to long-term care planning

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