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LeadingAge and AHCA Statement on the Nursing Home Workforce Quality Act
September 28, 2018 Washington D.C. -- LeadingAge and the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living applaud today’s introduction of H.R. 6986, the Nursing Home Workforce Quality Act.
HUD Under Continuing Resolution Until December 7
While there are not massive differences between the Senate and House HUD appropriations bills, the Senate bill would fund HUD’s programs about $800 million more funding for HUD than the House bill would for fiscal year 2019. For the Section 202 program, the bills provide the same overall funding, $678 million, ...
CMS Proposes “Program Efficiencies” Affecting Emergency Preparedness, Hospice and Home Health
Emergency Preparedness The proposed rule, when finalized, would revise CMS’s September 2016 final rule on Emergency Preparedness and the related implementation provisions published in November 2017. The focus of this new proposal is to reduce the burden and associated costs related to complying with the existing ...
What Have We Done for You Lately? – September 2018
LeadingAge spoke up for nursing homes on several fronts during September 2018. We also supported members in the path of Hurricane Florence; continued our advocacy around workforce, home health, housing, and Medicare payments; and released a variety of resources to help members do their work.
Opioid Use Among Older Adults On the Rise
These findings were detailed in two reports released on September 18, 2018 by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S Department of Health and Human Services. The reports, both on opioid use among older adults were part of “HHS Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness” week. The reports ...