Federal law and regulations specify the general eligibility and coverage requirements for mandatory and optional Medicaid long-term services and supports (LTSS).
Many chronic illnesses and other health conditions—such as heart disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, diabetes, and emphysema—can result in functional limitations.
Many states are enrolling Medicaid participants in capitated, risk-based managed care plans designed to coordinate all their care, including long-term services and supports (LTSS) if needed.
Government and providers of long-term services and supports (LTSS) use various approaches to promote service quality and protect consumer rights.
Nursing facilities provide long-term services and supports (LTSS), as well as short-term rehabilitation and postacute care following hospitalizations to people of all ages.
Mergers and acquisitions in the telecommunications and energy industry are common. Often, they occur when a large utility or holding company buys a smaller utility.
Telecommunications access, including access to high-speed internet service, is a basic necessity for people of all ages, including older adults.
Even though telecommunications services are more important than ever in the information age, many consumers face limited choices for telephone and internet services.
Telecommunications companies sometimes use aggressive marketing practices. In some cases, these have resulted in unnecessary consumer costs or even outright fraud.
Wireless phones have assumed a central role in modern life. For many consumers, including older adults, they have become indispensable.