Report: Disparities Emerge In Those Seeking LTSS As They Age

People who are 55 years old, and living in a community setting in the U.S., are seeing major disparities when it comes to long-term services and supports (LTSS) needs, a new report from research and advisory firm ATI Advisory found. ATI Advisory found that these disparities exist by examining race, gender and geography. The report […]

CMS Releases Guidance Emphasizing More Tools, Funding To Support HCBS

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is again taking steps to increase access to Medicaid home- and community-based services (HCBS). On Tuesday, the agency provided further guidance around how states can better support HCBS programs, which are both popular and sometimes hard to navigate. “For too long, American families have struggled to […]

Seniors Aren’t Getting Enough Financial Support To Afford Home-Based Care

Though the vast majority of seniors are living in their communities, as opposed to assisted living or nursing homes, only a third of these individuals are receiving financial support or assistance from Medicaid to pay for home- and community-based services. That’s one takeaway from a recent Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) webinar. Seniors that aren’t getting […]

More Clarity Emerges Around HCBS Waiting Lists

Waiting lists for home- and community-based services have long been a topic of discussion, despite the lack of clarity around them. It turns out they have included 700,000 people in most years since 2016, according to a new data analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). When changes in numbers have occurred over the years, […]

Why Medicaid Could Be The Answer To Scaling Hospital At Home

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Acute Hospital Care at Home waiver was a major boost for organizations hoping to implement or expand hospital-at-home programs. As of Nov. 21 2023, 305 hospitals and 129 health systems in 37 states have been approved to provide hospital-at-home care under the CMS waiver program.   Still, […]

End Of Pandemic-Era Policies Could Hit HCBS Utilization Hard

The end of certain pandemic-era policies could have dire effects on family caregivers and home- and community-based services (HCBS) enrollees. Family caregivers played a key role in supporting the estimated 4 million people who utilized Medicaid-based HCBS during the pandemic. Several states used pandemic-era authorities to pay family caregivers in order to maintain services when […]

Honor Expands Its Executive Leadership Team; New Executive Director Joins MedPAC

Honor make four new additions to its leadership team Four new executives recently joined Honor’s leadership team. The new additions to the team include: Linn Free, who was named senior vice president of operations; Stefan Haney, who was named senior vice president of growth technology; Mark Privett, who was named vice president of design; and […]