In 2024, home care demand to fuel efforts to stretch resources, identify solutions
Dec 19, 2023
Amid the uncertainties that lie ahead, it’s safe to say that home care services — already invaluable to many — will assume even greater importance.
Shift to managed care presents LTSS solutions for Indiana
Oct 03, 2023
Indiana is looking to revamp its approach to long-term services and supports (LTSS) with the 2024 launch of a managed care system.
AARP’s LTSS ‘scorecard’ finds room for improvement, need to focus on family caregivers
Sep 29, 2023
In an effort to uplift long-term services and supports systems across the country, AARP released its “2023 LTSS State Scorecard.”
States: It’s time to make the move to Medicaid HCBS
Jun 30, 2023
If I were a state Medicaid official looking for areas to save some money (and what state isn’t?), I’d start seriously considering investing in home- and community-based services (HCBS).
Study: Many homebound adults don’t access home-based clinical care, LTSS
C. Max Bachmann
May 26, 2023
Home-based clinical care and long-term services and supports (LTSS) are beneficial to homebound older adults, but many do not use these services, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Directors...
Using data to maximize HCBS for our most vulnerable
Oct 20, 2022
The rising cost of home- and community-based services combined with a growing population of individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities has made it difficult for states to meet...
To solve the caregiver crisis, we have to overhaul the LTSS system
Mar 21, 2022
There can be no healthy LTSS system, or true freedom for direct care workers, without a fundamental shift in their compensation and agency in their work.
Gas prices? Medicare cuts? When it rains, it floods for home care
Mar 18, 2022
Feeling a bit of a crunch lately with workforce costs? That is understandable as inflation, gas prices and this persistent caregiver shortage create upward pressure on home care and labor expenses.
Home- and community-based services are a safe bet
Mar 11, 2022
If you like to gamble and know a thing or two about post-acute care, it seems pretty clear where to put your money at this point: home- and community-based services (HCBS).
Spending on Medicaid HCBS totals nearly $116B in FY 2020, report finds
Mar 07, 2022
Spending on Medicaid home- and community-based services (HCBS) totaled $115.8 billion in fiscal year 2020, according to a new report released Friday from the Kaiser Family Foundation.