Can Ailing Illinois Afford In-Home Care for Seniors?
Illinois’ Community Care Program is being stretched to the limit with an influx of aging baby boomers and an already deep budget crisis. (Alejandra Cancino/Crain’s Chicago Business)

Medicaid Can Collect Nursing Home Room-and-Board Costs from Clients, Nebraska Supreme Court Rules
The Medicaid program can seek reimbursement from clients for nursing home room-and-board costs, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Friday. (Joe Duggan/Omaha World Herald)

State Officials Request More Power to Crack Down on Homecare
More than two-dozen state attorneys general are pushing for more power and funds to monitor homecare quality. (Alana Stramowski/Home Health Care News)

Industry Asks Congress for More Leeway On Medicare Advantage, Telemedicine Coverage
Expanding telemedicine coverage and changing rules that govern Medicare Advantage, ACOs and value-based insurance designs would all help improve health and reduce spending on Medicare patients with multiple chronic conditions, said witnesses at a Senate Finance Committee hearing. (Mara Lee/Modern Healthcare)

CMS Gives States Until 2022 To Meet Medicaid Standards Of Care
The Trump administration has given states three extra years to carry out plans for helping elderly and disabled people receive Medicaid serv