ACLU of Hawaii calls out senior living facility after it submits memo refusing residents right to die

Kahala Nui, an O’ahu-based retirement community, issued a memo to residents in May of this year after the recently passed Our Care, Our Choice Act, stating that residents were not permitted any use or activity that doens’t align with the Roman Catholic Bishop of Honolulu. The Our Care, Our Choice Act allows terminally ill patients to obtain lethal prescription medication to end a patient’s life. The memo violates federal law, according to the ACLU of …

LTC Institute is asking for your complaints

The TRECS Institute, a non-profit dedicated to improving the care of seniors, with support from the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) has announced the launch of a national, grassroots initiative designed to identify and address “No Brainers” within our long-term care system.
The goal of this initiative is to identify “No Brainers,” defined as any practice that negatively effects the quality of care in long-term care facilities, and to estimate the overall negative economic …

Providers worry that proposed rule could cut Medicaid revenue

Source: Bottom Line
The CMS is drafting a proposed rule that would give states greater flexibility in paying (or not paying) for non-emergent medical transportation (NEMT) for Medicaid beneficiaries. This proposed rule aligns with CMS’ repeated intentions to create “a new era for the federal and state Medicaid partnership where states have more freedom to design programs that meet the spectrum of diverse needs of their Medicaid population,” as stated in a letter from HHS secretary …