CMS releases the Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Annual Expenditures Report for FFY 2017 and 2018

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Medicaid LTSS Annual Expenditures Report for Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2017 and 2018. This report discusses the LTSS rebalancing trends and growth in expenditures for home and community based services (HCBS) as compared to institutional spending during these select years. Some of the highlights from this report show: Total Medicaid LTSS spending continues to increase.

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CMS releases the Medicaid Section 1915(c) Waiver Programs Annual Expenditures and Beneficiaries Report, Analysis of CMS 372 Annual Reports for 2015 through 2017

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Medicaid Section 1915(c) Waiver Programs Annual Expenditures and Beneficiaries Report, Analysis of CMS 372 Annual Reports for years 2015 through 2017. This report provides summary information from annual CMS Form 372 report submissions and focuses on trends in section 1915(c) home and community based services (HCBS) waiver program participation, service use by HCBS population, and expenditures for 2015 through 2017.

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COVID-19 Vaccinations in Long Term Care Facilities

On January 15th CANHR hosted a Zoom town hall for California residents of long term care and their families, friends, and advocates to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in nursing homes and other long term care facilities.Speakers included Dr. Jonathan Evans, Mike Dark and KJ Page. Dr. Evans is the former President of the American Medical Directors Association and addressed the clinical side of the vaccine, including safety and effectiveness.

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