LeadingAge Need to Know - 3.24.21

Members | March 24, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know, March 24, 2021

We are sharing the very latest with members with weekday morning email updates and live online updates three days a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Visit the main coronavirus page anytime.

Following are the latest news and resources.

A Message From Our Board Chair

LeadingAge Board Chair, Carol Silver Elliott, offers this message to members about encouraging us to come out of the COVID shadows.

But now we stand a year later. Vaccines are going into arms and the numbers, at least in our field, are improving. We are beginning to breathe again and think about the future. We are making plans and allowing ourselves to dream some dreams. It’s time for us to begin to move past the COVID experience, not to forget it, not to ignore the lessons or fail to mourn the losses but to try and move past making it the answer for every question.

Read the entire message from Carol on moving past the COVID experience.

Tell Congress to Prevent Medicare Payment Cuts Today

Congress must act now to prevent cuts to Medicare due to congressionally mandated cuts to programs. In order to ensure that our nation’s aging services can continue to provide quality care to patients and not be subjected to billions of dollars in cuts during this ongoing pandemic, we ask that Congress take action before April 1, 2021, to:

  • Extend the 2% Medicare sequester moratorium.
  • Prevent the projected 4% Medicare spending cut (approx. $36 billion) scheduled to begin next year due to Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) statute reductions.

Email your senators now.

Deadline TODAY to Guarantee Your Lobby Day Meetings

We need YOU to advocate for the policies aging services need as part of 2021 Lobby Day! Don’t miss your chance to meet virtually with your representatives on April 21. Register today to guarantee scheduling with your lawmakers.

Today’s Online Coronavirus Policy Update

Join us today at 3:30 p.m. ET for a discussion with a guest from the CDC who will talk about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and take your questions. Register now!

New Insights and Tools From LeadingAge

LeadingAge staff experts are developing essential advocacy, guidance and tools, and curating the most relevant resources for aging services providers on COVID-19 and beyond. A complete timeline of insights, tools, and useful COVID-19 links is available here, so you’ll never miss an update.

Questions? Ask LeadingAge National, Your State Association, or Each Other

There are many ways to get help during this crisis. Contact LeadingAge’s national team directly or email us at covid@leadingage.org. If you have questions about local and state issues, contact your state association. Join the MyLeadingAge Member Community COVID-19 group to ask questions, access resources, and share best practices for dealing with the coronavirus.