IMPACT Act

AHCA goes on offense, backs 5 Star audits

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Following victories such as the newly signed IMPACT Act, provider advocates now will be more aggressive on Capitol Hill, leaders of the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living said at their annual convention last month in Washington, D.C.

Obama pen ushers in post-acute changes

Obama pen ushers in post-acute changes

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Long-term care leaders were on hand as President Barack Obama signed the IMPACT Act into law on Oct. 6.

Providers should expect 'disruption' but are ready for Five Star changes, Parkinson says

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Coming changes to the Five Star rating system for nursing homes will "cause some disruption," but many long-term care providers already are on track, according to American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living President and CEO Mark Parkinson.

AHCA applauds Senate passage of IMPACT Act

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The Senate approved the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act, drawing praise from the American Health Care Association and the National Association for the Support of Long Term Care.

Post-acute standardized assessment bill passes House

Post-acute standardized assessment bill passes House

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A bill that would standardize data in post-acute settings moved closer to reality after a House of Representatives voice vote in its favor Tuesday. The House's approval of the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act (IMPACT) drew praise from the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living.

National Quality Forum supports quality measures in bill to standardize post-acute assessments

National Quality Forum supports quality measures in bill to standardize post-acute assessments

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The National Quality Forum has come out in strong support of a proposed standardized quality measures, such as skin integrity, across different types of post-acute care settings. Uniform assessments are seen as a necessary step to site-neutral payments.

'The Great Perhaps' in LTC

'The Great Perhaps' in LTC

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In post-acute care, particularly the SNF future, it can be "Great" but there are so many "Perhaps" that the definition of what "Great" is going to be is unclear.

House and Senate take on bills that would standardize post-acute care data collection

House and Senate take on bills that would standardize post-acute care data collection

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Both houses of Congress now officially are considering bills to standardize assessments across various post-acute care provider types. The House Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees introduced companion versions of the "Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014" Thursday, after releasing a draft in March.

Standardized tool for assessing post-acute care is floated in House and Senate

Standardized tool for assessing post-acute care is floated in House and Senate

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Lawmakers in both houses of Congress have unveiled a draft bill calling for post-acute care providers to furnish standard assessment data, with the goals of enabling better quality oversight and driving Medicare payment reform. The Senate Finance and House Ways and Means committees on Tuesday introduced companion versions of the "Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014" (IMPACT Act).

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