Going home

Chew, Cassie M.
July 2011
Modern Healthcare;7/4/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 27, p24
Trade Publication
The article offers a look at the significance of federal programs to nursing home patients in the U.S. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), together with the Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) launched a program designed to reduce the long-term-care spending of Medicare beneficiaries by helping them to transition from nursing homes into community settings. Outcome of the programs as of July 2011 are described, including its efficacy in reducing medical care costs.


Related Articles

  • The Continuing Paradoxes of Nursing Home Policy. Vladeck, Bruce C. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;10/26/2011, Vol. 306 Issue 16, p1802 

    The author points out that unclear clinical practices and public policies about long-term care contributed to the confusion about nursing homes. He claims that problems in the U.S. health care delivery and financing resulted to nursing homes having separate clinical missions and serving...

  • Thirty Years of Home- and Community-Based Services: Getting Closer and Closer to Home. Kane, Rosalie A. // Generations;Spring2012, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p6 

    In 1982, the first Medicaid Home and Community-based Services (HCBS) waiver program was initiated in Oregon State. At that time, policy makers and practitioners were eager to develop in-home options as alternatives to nursing home care for older people. In 2012, many advocates aspired that HCBS...

  • ‘It's time to go on the offensive’. Bowers, Lois A. // Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional;Oct/Nov2014, Vol. 63 Issue 8, p32 

    Information about several papers discussed at the annual meeting of American Health Care Association/ National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) is presented. Topics include the changes to assisted living, approach to payment reform introduced by AHCA/NCAL, and sectors as opportunities to...

  • Three-way fight: Post-acute segments work to ward off cuts. Barr, Paul; Zigmond, Jessica // Modern Healthcare;9/26/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 39, p8 

    The article focuses on the struggle of U.S. inpatient rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing facilities and long-term acute-care hospitals in fighting the 42 billion dollars cuts proposed by President Barack Obama over 10 years for deficit reduction. It is said that the post-acute health...

  • letters. Counts, Mark; Daner, Phyllis // Nursing Homes: Long Term Care Management;Mar2004, Vol. 53 Issue 3, p8 

    Presents letters to the editor referencing articles and topics discussed in previous issues. "The Virtual Administrator," which focused on the use of technologies to help long-term care administrators; "Our System Rewards Poor Quality," which discussed the means of reimbursement for nursing...

  • Death or taxes: Legislators have no easy choices as extra federal Medicaid funding comes to an end. Miller, Debra // Modern Healthcare;3/7/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 10, p26 

    The author discusses the proposed funding cuts in Medicaid programs across the U.S. She realizes that converging factors have caused unsustainable increase in the cost of states' Medicaid programs, particularly the continuous rise of healthcare costs that consume a growing percentage of states'...

  • A period of adjustment. Zigmond, Jessica // Modern Healthcare;10/14/2013, Vol. 43 Issue 41, p28 

    The article focuses on the impact of the Medicare Advantage plan and Medicaid managed care, health care reforms, on post-acute providers such as nursing homes in the U.S. It mentions that post-acute providers are facing administrative burden of understanding the requirements of Medicare and...

  • Obamacare means piles of unpaid bills at Ill. nursing homes. Schorsch, Kristen // Modern Healthcare;6/30/2014, Vol. 44 Issue 26, p6 

    The article reports that the expansion of the Medicaid under the U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act resulted in a number of unpaid bills at nursing homes in Illinois, and mentions that the Illinois Comptroller's Office will pay 129 million U.S. dollars to the nursing homes for loss.

  • Strategies for Success: Long-Term Care and Laboratory Outreach Programs. Hermansen, Jane M.; Harris, Charlene H. // Clinical Leadership & Management Review;2013, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p20 

    The article discusses strategies for success for long-term care and clinical laboratory (lab) outreach programs. Topics discussed include recognizing the role that long-term care facilities play in the continuum of care, expansion of the lab's relationship into other service lines in the...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics