LAS VEGAS — The American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living's 68th Annual Convention & Expo kicked off on Monday with a moment of silence in the wake of a recent tragedy.
More than 120 House Representatives have joined in signing a letter that asks the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to "re-evaluate" the requirements of participation for long-term care providers.
Three of the most important long-term care associations will hold their annual conferences in Las Vegas, starting this weekend and extending through Wednesday. Events will take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort.
AHCA joins lawmakers in drive for greater flexibility dealing with new requirements of participationOctober 06, 2017
The American Health Care Association is throwing its weight behind lawmakers' efforts to convince the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to revise the upcoming requirements of participation for long-term care providers.
The annual meeting of the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living will take place as scheduled, Oct. 15-18 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort, officials announced.
One should never forget that some of the most brutal fights occur between brothers or sisters.
Watching the GOP try to force through its latest healthcare reform plan, which would once again hit Medicaid hard, I was reminded of something my mother used to jokingly say: "It's like deja vu all over again."
When the American Health Care Association sued the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services last year, my assessment was that it might win the literal battle, but lose the hearts and minds of consumers.
Providers expressed gratitude Tuesday at a 1% increase from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for skilled nursing services, even as it braced for quality measure implementation.
State execs, providers and other top long-term care leaders will visit their members of Congress during the American Health Care Association's Congressional "fly-in" event Monday and Tuesday.
The second annual AHCA/NCAL Quality Summit is preparing to go all out March 6-8 in Orlando, FL. All-day in-depth sessions, town hall discussions, LED talks and more await attendees.
APRC has always focused on quality improvement; it's part of our culture.
At the end of February 1993, Tom Coble was working on offshore natural gas delivery in the Gulf of Mexico. By March 1, he was sitting behind a desk at a nursing home.
So much for the dog days of summer getting close. Long-term care advocates were already at full woof on Tuesday — and that's a good thing.
Increasing staff stability, adopting a customer satisfaction questionnaire, reducing unintended healthcare outcomes, reducing hospital readmissions, improving discharges to the community, and adopting functional outcome measurements are the focus of the next round of quality improvement for the American Health Care Association.
The American Health Care Association is expected to announce today six new quality metrics, some of which raise the bar on nursing home staff turnover and hospital readmissions.
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A top nursing home advocate on Thursday urged killing a bill calling for the bundling of Medicare payments for post-acute care services.
The American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living has joined the Aging2.0 Alliance.
When he's not busy working to improve the quality of life of residents at Sunrise Senior Living's more than 300 assisted living communities, Ed McMahon, Ph.D., can often be found perfecting his recipe for mulligatawny soup or planning his next trip overseas with Wade, his husband of 30 years.
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As expected, the House of Representatives on Thursday repealed the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), earning loud praise from the American Health Care Association.
A bill introduced in Congress on Monday would count all time that Medicare beneficiaries spend under hospital "observation" status toward the three-day inpatient requirement necessary to receive Medicare coverage for nursing home care.
Leaders of the nation's two largest long-term care associations spoke favorably Monday about a bill that would improve Medicare physician pay rates while moderately restricting LTC pay. In fact, the head the American Health Care Association said the group will "enthusiastically support" a bill that would end the "doc fix" issue, provided the final language is what it expects.
Long-term care leaders continue to brace this week for news about any new plans to pay Medicare physicians, which might siphon pay from seniors' caregivers. Medicare physicians face a 21% pay cut at the end of the month if lawmakers don't find an alternative, which most thing they will.
Nursing homes' biggest national ally and advocate is making the rounds on Capitol Hill this week in an effort to convince Congress to let die a lengthy experiment to withhold therapy claims while it roots out fraud.
Providers were gearing up at press time to explain to their staff and residents' family members what a newly rebased federal quality measurement scale would mean.
Long-term care leaders on Monday called a first-ever federal timeline for greater levels of bundled and other alternative payments "aggressive" but "a good thing."
Blair Jackson is the new vice president of public affairs at the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.
The National Quality Forum has endorsed the PointRight® Pro 30™ rehospitalization measure, the company and the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living announced today.