The nation’s largest skilled nursing association has asked for clarification on new federal tax policy, hoping the Office of Management and Budget will exclude for-profit skilled nursing providers from a category of “specified trade services” that miss out on a new deduction.
LAS VEGAS – The Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services’ recent advanced notice of proposed rulemaking could bring a total overhaul of therapy payment rules and be in place as early as October 2018 in a “worse case scenario,” an official with the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living shared at the group’s annual meeting on Tuesday.
The annual convention and expo of the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living kicks off Sunday in Nashville. Dozens of educational sessions will offer long-term care professionals opportunities to earn continuing education credit and network with peers.
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.
What do you call a 77-year-old who has worked with — indeed BEEN one of — the most powerful people in the world, traveled the globe extensively, served his country with honor for decades and then charms, compliments and entertains you for over an hour — without the help of a teleprompter? The perfect keynote speaker for your conference, that’s what.
Messages about how the long-term care sector exists to serve the neediest and most vulnerable can seem hollow here at the Gaylord National hotel, with its high-end steakhouse and a breathtaking glass atrium offering stunning Potomac River views.
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Much like a parent raising a child — a topic on my mind this week as I send my oldest son to college — dedicated advocates have long encouraged long-term care providers to do the best they can. This week, there’s evidence that the effort has paid off, in seeing how many providers earned honors from the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living.