Policy Positions

Welcome to the Policy page for LeadingAge national.

Part of being the trusted voice for aging is advocating for policies that remove barriers to care, develop new services, improve reimbursement, and make this country a better place to grow old. LeadingAge's advocacy team regularly meets with lawmakers to educate them on the policy issues that impact our provider organizations, their employees, and the residents and families they serve.

Take a look at our current top policy positions below and keep track of our weekly activities in the Breaking Advocacy News section, find out the latest Regulatory Information and make your voice heard by one of many Grassroots activities.

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  1. Are You Ready For PDPM? LeadingAge Can Help

    As a reminder, PDPM is the new payment model that CMS is implementing to shift the focus of Medicare fee-for-service reimbursement away from thresholds related to therapy provision to an emphasis on the clinical characteristics of the residents that your organization provides care to. There will be five case-mix categories, physical ...

  2. Hospice FY 2020 Rate Calculator Available

    We are pleased to make available the Hospice Medicare Rate Calculator which incorporates the fiscal year (FY) 2020 payment rates which are effective October 1, 2019. Access to this tool requires login via My.LeadingAge.

  3. CO Detector Bill for HUD Homes Passes House

    The bill, H.R. 1690, was introduced by Representative Chuy Garcia (D-IL). The bill would authorize $10 million a year for fiscal years 2020, 2021, and 2022 to carry out the installation and maintenance of the alarms or detectors.  In April, ...

  4. HUD, Treasury Offer Sweeping Reform Plans

    HUD’s Housing Finance Reform Plan largely focuses on reforming the work of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). The plan calls for FHA to be a stand-alone government corporation within HUD. “To modernize FHA, Congress should re-charter it as an autonomous government corporation within HUD, which would provide the agency ...

  5. LeadingAge Responds to Home Health Proposals

    Overview The rule proposes a payment update of 1.5% mandated by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 but the effects of that can be severely impacted by the design of the behavior assumption adjustment in the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) which reduces the proposed rates by just over 8%. Additionally, the proposal ...