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How the tax bill will hurt older Americans and people with disabilities

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This past spring and summer saw a massive outpouring of opposition…

ICS Members on Activism

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It has been almost one year since the Civics League for Disability…

Civics League Update: A visit to Capitol Hill

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 By Civics League member Stephanie Wallace. Do you…

Health Action 2017: Protecting the Affordable Care Act!

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The healthcare community speaks out: protect the Affordable…

Patients Under Observation Face Costly Medicare Trap

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Last month, my colleague Chris Pierson wrote about why it’s…

Rehab Hospitals or Health Care Facilities: Have a Patient Advocate on Hand

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Why it's essential to have an advocate while you're in a nursing home.

Why Switch to FIDA Now?

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With FIDA everything you need for your health and independence is coordinated in one plan.

The ICS Transition Team

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Looking at the Transitions pilot at ICS and the impact it has had on the rehospitalization front.

A More User-Friendly FIDA

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With fewer onerous requirements and greater flexibility, patients, as well as doctors, can expect to see improvement in FIDA plans this year.

Choice at the End of Life

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The importance of end-of-life planning and its benefits to patients and their families are so obvious that Medicare will, at long last, begin reimbursing doctors and other health care professionals, such as nurse practitioners, for this vital service.

From Injury to Independence

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This past Saturday ICS, the Rusk Institute and the New York City chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association sponsored From Injury to Independence: A Spinal Cord Injury Symposium.

DIY Culture - Making Life More Accessible

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We’ve all been wowed by cutting edge assistive technologies, but even more eye-opening is the fact that if they are available they are not covered at all Medicaid, Medicare or other insurance.

The Aging American

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The White House Conference on Aging occurs once a decade and is focused on making policy recommendations to the president and Congress regarding the aged. This year the conference focused on the importance of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security and their role in decisions Americans make when planning for retirement.

Virtual Long-Term Care: Telemedicine Comes to ICS

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Telemedicine and the role it plays at ICS with the Care Connections pilot program.

Why Independence?

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It's almost Independence Day and as Independence Care System continues to change and grow, we never lose sight of our core mission – helping people to remain as independent as possible, at home, in their communities!
doctor and patient

Quality over Quantity

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Looking at how the recently passed Doc Fix Bill, changes the way doctor payments are structured and care is provided.

Take Charge of your Care

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As the cost of long-term palliative care became prohibitively expensive, a more person-centered model of care was born, challenging the notion of being better off away from ones home and community.

It’s Here! ICS Community Care Plus FIDA-MMP

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Since 1999, ICS has served New York City as a managed long-term…