Can Ailing Illinois Afford In-Home Care for Seniors? [2]
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 [3]
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 [4]
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 [5]
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 [6]
The Trump administration has given states three extra years to carry out plans for helping elderly and disabled people receive Medicaid serv