AHCA president: 'There is a way through this'

Share this article:
value="AQ~~,AAAAEgOJzXE~,KnHqUJhk9d9NjMYgr0R-filkSB4afSWS" />

While this is a particularly challenging time for providers, the American Health Care Association president says he is optimistic about their future.

“I feel fortunate to lead this organization right now. This job really, really matters. The success of AHCA will determine the success of the profession,” Gov. Mark Parkinson, AHCA's president and CE, told McKnight's editor James M. Berklan at the group's 62nd annual convention in Las Vegas last week.

“The unknown is how much the therapy cuts on top of the 11 percent cut will hurt our members. We're working with CMS on that,” Parkinson said. “With respect to the [debt-reduction] super-committee, we have great relationships with many of our members.” These providers have relationships with members of Congress and will “tell our story and to say that we can't take any more cuts,” he said.

“It's our job to get our members through this,” Parkinson said.  

To see more, click on the video.

Share this article:

More in News

ACO bill in House would waive 3-midnight requirement for skilled nursing care

Certain Accountable Care Organizations would be able to send Medicare beneficiaries to a skilled nursing facility without a prior hospital stay under a bipartisan bill recently introduced in the House of Representatives.

Increasing staff-to-patient ratios improves nurse safety, researchers find

A law setting mandatory nurse-to-patient staffing ratios has reduced the number of workplace injuries for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses in California, according to recently published findings.

Life Care Centers takes Gold in Transitions category

Life Care Centers takes Gold in Transitions category

Life Care Centers of America has won the Gold Award in the McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards in the Transitions category.