Tag: Medicare payments

Federal government could potentially reclaim $76M in Medicaid payments

Medicaid payments totaling $76 million to a chain of nursing homes in Georgia could potentially be reclaimed by the federal government. The upper payment limit (UPL) program, which was designed to bolster Medicaid rates by raising them to the rate of Medicare payments, led to a dispute between the Georgia Medicaid agency and the federal […]

Former CMS expert suggests taking out a reverse mortgage to cover gaps in LTC coverage

According to a 2019 study by Bankers Life, 56% of baby boomers mistakenly believe that Medicare covers ongoing long-term care. In an attempt to address gaps in LTC Medicare payments, former CMS technical expert Diane Omdahl recommends to Forbes that residents take out a reverse mortgage to cover gaps in care costs. “Let’s be very […]