“New insurance frontier may be opening to well-positioned providers,” by Kimberly Marselas, McKnight’s LTC News
“Some 81% of long-stay nursing home residents are dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare coverage, yet the facilities they call home have rarely played a role in providing their health insurance. But analysts at healthcare research and consulting firm ATI and the SNP Alliance say an approaching regulatory transition presents a key opportunity for more skilled nursing providers to participate in and potentially offer special needs plans designed for dual-eligible individuals.”
LTC Comment, Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform:
More Medicaid and Medicare aimed at keeping people in nursing homes? Putting nursing homes at financial risk? It is not a promising development to get deeper into the government funding hole. Another, better direction is to refocus public policy and providers’ interests on private financing. How to do that? Watch for “Long-Term Care: The Solution” from the Center for Long-Term Care Reform and the Paragon Health Institute coming in the new year.
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