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Halting HCBS Support Is ‘Like Bringing an Umbrella to a Hurricane,’ Advocates Argue in Senate Hearing

Home Health Care News reports on Anne Tumlinson's testimony on HCBS, "Halting HCBS support is like bringing an umbrella to a hurricane."
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Access to Medicare-Medicaid Integrated Products

Half of dual eligibles do not have access to products considered the “gold standard” of integration. Policymakers should continue to promote and require integration, including identifying solutions in areas that may not have a direct path forward.
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Modernizing California’s HICAP

This report outlines strategic recommendations for the California Department of Aging to explore in its effort to improve quality, equity, and cultural competence. Other states and their SHIPs might also consider these recommendations.
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Dual Eligible Beneficiaries Receive Better Access to Care and Cost Protections when Enrolled in Medicare Advantage

Over 12 million people in the United States are enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid. Dual eligible beneficiaries are more likely than Medicare-only population to experience numerous health and social markets.
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Implementing an Integrated Long-Term Services and Supports Buy-in Program: A Cost Estimate

As the individuals with unmet needs rise, so does the long-term cost to both Medicaid and Medicare. This study estimates the federal costs associated with subsidizing an LTSS “buy-in” to the Medicare program or, as a buy-in to Medicaid benefits.
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Insights

How Medicare Can Support Housing Needs During COVID-19

This blog highlights the importance of providing housing to older adults during the pandemic and explores authorities currently available to Medicare Advantage plans to do so, which were recently cited in CMS guidance.
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