As many states have moved to tighten regulations in lockstep with the federal focus on nursing home reform, there’s often been an unexpected guest at the negotiating table.
Obama’s plan for tort reform may include ‘apology legislation’
Jun 17, 2009
President Obama this week publicly ruled out capping malpractice lawsuit awards as an approach to medical liability reform. His track record on the issue indicates he may be more open to ideas such as...
Kennedy unveils sweeping healthcare reform bill with long-term care provisions
Jun 10, 2009
Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) on Tuesday released a massive healthcare reform bill that includes long-awaited provisions for long-term care services and supports.
Amid healthcare reform frenzy, AAHSA continues push for long-term care reform
Jun 09, 2009
Despite concerns that potential healthcare reform legislation will exclude a long-term care piece, the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging is keeping the pressure on lawmakers to consider...
Nursing home lobbyists urge lawmakers for change but don’t expect long-term care reform
Jun 05, 2009
Hundreds of nursing home owners and operators blitzed congressional buildings in Washington on Thursday, pressing lawmakers for better Medicare payments, a halt to post-acute payment bundling system talk...
Editors’ Blog: Holding back the hounds on LTC reform
Jun 05, 2009
Something was missing Thursday when providers stormed Capitol Hill: A flag bearer for long-term care reform.
AAHSA report: Americans think healthcare reform should include long-term care
May 22, 2009
Most Americans believe that long-term care services and supports should be a part of any upcoming healthcare reform, according to the results of a new survey from the American Association of Homes and...
States using Medicaid stimulus funding to fill budget gaps, report finds
Apr 16, 2009
A draft report released from a House committee minority Wednesday finds that eight states likely are diverting Medicaid stimulus funding away from healthcare providers, such as nursing homes. Instead,...
Leaders applaud Finance Committee’s hearing on long-term care reform
Mar 26, 2009
Providers heaped praise on the Senate Finance Committee for its hearing Wednesday addressing the role of long-term care reform in general healthcare reform.
Provider groups oppose MedPAC recommendation for FY 2010 nursing home rate freeze
Mar 18, 2009
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recommended to Congress Tuesday that skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities not receive a reimbursement rate increase for fiscal year 2010. The...