A Certificate is issued by a governmental or non-governmental organization to indicate that a person, facility, or program meets certain standards. Many certificates issued to individuals require a program of education which results in the certificate. For example, a Certified Nurse Aide must successfully complete certain classes to qualify for that certificate.
<p>In Medicare and Medicaid, certification refers to approval for providers to Participate in those programs. Licensed facilities might elect not to be Medicare- or Medicaid-certified if they planned to provide services only to private-paying residents. In some states, facilities can certify specific beds for Medicare or Medicaid, without certifying all beds in the facility for those programs, which is called partial certification. When a facility designates certain beds to be certified, those beds constitute a Distinct Part of the facility. Services to Medicare or Medicaid beneficiaries can only be provided in beds which are certified for the appropriate program.
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This section of ElderWeb is a comprehensive overview of how our long term care system has evolved by examining the events and decisions that changed the way that we have provided and paid for the care of our elderly over the years.
Be sure to look at the narratives and illustrations in the Appendix. Many photos and documents come from the wonderful Library of Congress American Memories collection. There are also graphs, tables, and charts of data like changes in life expectancy and long term care utilization.
The reality, says expert Andrew Carle, is completely different from the perception. Carle, director of the Program in Senior Housing Administration at George Mason University and a consultant on aging issues, coined the term “Nana Technology” for innovations that not only help our aging population, but actually can save their lives.
Carle was in Minnesota in June to give a talk to Aging Services of Minnesota in Brooklyn Center on “Nana Technology: Is There A Robot In Your Future?”