Federal Watchdog Criticizes Gaps in Assisted Living Regulations

There are major gaps in the regulation of assisted living communities nationwide, and steps should be taken at the federal level to ensure they’re swiftly and properly addressed, according to a recently published report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). The report, titled “Improved Federal Oversight of Beneficiary Health and Welfare is Needed,” came […]

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Seeks Federal Report on Assisted Living Oversight

The ongoing debate around how much governmental oversight of assisted living is appropriate and necessary may soon have new fodder. A bipartisan group of four U.S. Senators, including Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), is pushing for a review of how state and federal authorities oversee assisted living facilities that care for residents on Medicaid. Medicaid is jointly […]

Senior Care Technology Review: Brookdale, Independa, Acadian, & More

This installment features a partnership between Brookdale Senior Living and a provider of adaptive computer systems for senior living communities that will put interactive, mentally stimulating computers into Brookdale’s memory care communities. Senior care technology solutions provider Independa is incorporating IDEAL LIFE’s wireless health monitoring products into its cloud system, while Acadian Monitoring Services has […]

GAO Tells HHS to Can Wasteful, $8 Billion Medicare “Quality Bonus” Demonstration

After studying the Medicare Advantage Quality Bonus Payment Demonstration, which will “dwarf all other Medicare demonstrations” and cost $8.35 billion over 10 years, the Government Accountability Office has some advice for the Department of Health and Human Services: Cancel the program. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is planning on rolling out a […]