New Nursing Home Rules Offer Residents More Control Of Their Care

About 1.4 million residents of nursing homes across the country now can be more involved in their care under the most wide-ranging revision of federal rules for such facilities in 25 years. The changes reflect a shift toward more “person-centered care,” including requirements for speedy care plans, more flexibility and variety in meals and snacks, greater […]

Family Care Independent Assessment: An Evaluation of Access, Quality and Cost Effectiveness for Calendar Year 2003 – 2004

I. Executive Summary The 1999 Wisconsin Act 9 authorized the Department of Health and Family Services (DHFS)1 to operate the Family Care program. DHFS is able to offer long-term care services utilizing a capitated payment system after applying for both 1915(b) and a 1915(c) waivers and receiving approval for the waivers from the Centers for […]

GOP zeroes in on changes to Medicaid

While Democrats have been pounding the drum against proposed changes to Medicare, Republicans appear far more likely to pursue an overhaul of Medicaid, the healthcare program for the poor. Medicaid has grown in size in recent years, with ObamaCare extending coverage to millions of low-income people who hadn’t qualified before. But Republicans warn of the […]