“Churning” may cause gaps in coverage and require switching doctors and hospitals.
In Kansas, families are worried about three for-profit insurers taking charge of providing all home- and community-based services for 8,500 developmentally disabled people beginning Jan. 1.
Officials won’t use “nuclear option” for fear of disrupting services to patients.
Doctors, hospitals, patients and their advocates complained about disruptions in care and payments after Kentucky moved more than half a million people on Medicaid into private plans.
The health law’s expansion of Medicaid is putting a spotlight on how regulators monitor the performance of privately-run plans.
The advocates for elderly and disabled people living in nursing homes or assisted living centers responded to 204,000 complaints nationwide in 2011.
Nursing home group lashes out at government report, saying “bureaucrats” don’t know what’s good for patients.
A federal program is helping thousands of elderly and disabled patients transition from nursing homes to more independent living.
Some states are moving faster than others in getting people out of nursing homes and institutions as part of an ambitious federal program.