Rather than putting the burden on skilled nursing providers, I challenge the news media, along with other institutions, to be fair and accurate, and report the good news, too.
Returning from an early morning walk down to the harbor of this sleepy Cape Cod town, it's hard not to feel hopeful. My geriatric pups Melvin and Theodore couldn't get enough of the sea smells and feel of the sand under their little Shih Tzu paws.
When the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services addressed a gathering of nursing home owners and operators Tuesday in Washington, it might not have been the HHS Secretary everyone had once hoped for. But at least he delivered his message straight and didn't drop any big surprises on anyone.
The leading association for skilled nursing providers said Friday that a call by state officials to reinstate tough federal enforcement policies might undercut quality gains.
Our new tax law gives some of the largest companies in America a substantial tax break. The American Health Care Association wouldn't mind snapping off a similar reduction for many of its members.
The American Health Care Association is closing online registration for next month's Congressional Briefing conference today. The event, to be held June 4-5 in Washington, D.C., will feature Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Carl Bernstein.
Federal investigators could begin cracking down on nursing facilities that refuse admission to patients being treated for opioid addiction, experts are warning.
Skilled nursing providers Tuesday got a peek at industry goals intended to advance quality over the next three years.
Withering report on misuse of antipsychotics in nursing homes overlooks industry efforts to improve, advocates sayFebruary 06, 2018
Those who care for the nation's seniors have been leaders in reducing the inappropriate use of antipsychotic medications in skilled nursing settings, advocates said Monday in response to a scathing Human Rights Watch report on the drugs' misuse.
AHCA warns automatic Medicare Advantage enrollment could 'significantly impact' plan sponsors, beneficiaries, providersJanuary 19, 2018
The American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living said proposed changes in Medicare Advantage in 2019 could hurt beneficiaries in a letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
When stuff hits the fan, it's often all a matter of perspective. That's the pickle nursing homes find themselves in today.
One of the more interesting aspects of the epic battle over the tax reform bill has been this sector's response. One major long-term care organization continues to blast proposed changes while the other has remained largely silent.
Leaders of some of the most influential skilled nursing providers in the country will gather to discuss legislative and regulatory affairs and plot lobbying strategies Nov. 8-10 in Marana, AZ.
With just over one month to go before the regulations kick in, a group of senators has sent a letter to federal health officials asking for a delay of Phase 2 of the requirements of participation.
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.