Nursing home study raises questions on Medicare managed care networks

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Managed care is the hot trend in Medicare, with the number of seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans projected to soar over the coming decade. These plans offer simplicity by combining all the different parts of Medicare into a single buying decision – and they can save you money. But before you […]

States Turn to Managed Care To Constrain Medicaid Long-Term Care Costs

Introduction  At least 26 States now contract with managed care organizations (MCOs) to provide long-term services and supports (LTSS) for older adults and people with disabilities. MCOs receive a monthly payment per member to provide comprehensive care and assume the risk of managing the cost of care within that capitated rate. The goal of managed […]

Rocky rollouts as states try Medicaid-managed long-term care

The national move to home and community-based care away from nursing homes has been widely supported by senior citizen, consumer and disability rights communities. Surveys show older Americans prefer receiving health care services at home instead of in institutional settings. In recent years nearly a million people with disabilities or conditions severe enough to qualify […]