I recently returned from the AHCA/NACL national convention and expo, one of my favorite conferences of the year. One reason why it’s a favorite is the recognition of quality in our profession. There...
Cascadia Healthcare reaches rare ‘Gold’ air thanks to trust in ‘amazing’ employees
Jessica R. Towhey
Aug 08, 2023
Trusting employees, giving leaders tools and autonomy, and focusing on core values have set Cascadia Healthcare apart, two of the company’s top executives said Monday.
Pay boost might not absorb ‘sudden changes or shocks’ but providers mostly content with 3.7% hike
Jessica R. Towhey
Jun 06, 2023
The official comment period for a proposed 3.7% nursing home pay hike closed Monday with just 45 comments, a historically paltry number indicating that, unlike previous pay rules, the sector is mostly...
Congressional Briefing set for June 5
May 26, 2023
The American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living will hold its annual Congressional Briefing in Washington, DC, June 5 and 6.
Also in the News for Wednesday, May 24
May 24, 2023
Legislation would make federal background checks available to nursing homes … On the Move: Martin Allen named reimbursement VP at AHCA … Dems reconsider clawback of remaining COVID funds as debt limit...
Allen named reimbursement VP at AHCA
May 23, 2023
Martin Allen has joined the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living as senior vice president of reimbursement policy.
Providers condemn visa freeze for foreign-born nurses
James M. Berklan
Apr 27, 2023
Add the two largest US nursing home associations to the chorus criticizing the US State Department’s cap on new employment-based visa petition filings.
As CMS tightens vise on Medicare Advantage, providers argue for even more help
Feb 15, 2023
Forty-five days after proposing changes that attempt to rein in some of the most-criticized practices of Medicare Advantage plans, federal officials now must filter through nearly 1,000 formal comments.
White House offering varied supports to help LTC protect older adults from COVID
Jan 05, 2023
As the country enters its fourth year dealing with COVID-19, the federal government is offering its assistance on testing access, vaccines and guidance on antiviral treatments, says White House COVID-19...
Nursing home sector wants more help from hospitals in vaccination push
Dec 20, 2022
Nursing home advocates are doubling down on their push to get hospitals that discharge so many patients to skilled nursing facilities to vaccinate those they’re transfering.