When Cori Reese entered a nursing home for the first time as a child, she was terrified. Sunday, she was named the top new nursing home administrator in the country.
Providers cheer as Kohl lifts block on DEA nominee
Dec 23, 2010
Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI) has released the hold on the nomination of Michelle Leonhart to head the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. That occurred after the U.S. Department of Justice assured him that the DEA...
MedPAC considers 0% market-basket update for SNFs in fiscal year 2012
Dec 06, 2010
Despite pleas from the long-term care community, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) is tentatively recommending a 0% market-basket update to skilled nursing facilities for fiscal year 2012.
Nursing home operators vow to fight for Medicaid relief during lame-duck session
Nov 09, 2010
With Republicans looking to rein in government spending during the upcoming lame-duck session of Congress, American Health Care Association President and CEO Bruce Yarwood is concerned that the House will...
A new fight over healthcare reform
Nov 04, 2010
One of the highlights of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging conference came near the end—during a panel discussion about the impact of midterm elections on healthcare reform.
McKnight’s Newsmaker Videos: Post-acute care to create new environment for providers, Yarwood says
Oct 15, 2010
Bruce Yarwood, president and CEO of the American Health Care Association, predicts that new concepts such as payment bundling will change long-term care. Yarwood, who also expressed concern about the future...
Soon-to-be AHCA President Parkinson tells members they will control their own future
Oct 12, 2010
Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson, the incoming CEO and president of the American Health Care Association, introduced himself to members Monday as a fellow long-term care owner and operator. He stressed the importance...
AHCA’s changing of the guard
Oct 12, 2010
It was an emotional general session at the American Health Care Association conference in Long Beach, CA, Monday. Bruce Yarwood, the mighty and well-loved president and CEO handed the reins of the group...
Stories of possible theft and a new high-profile figurehead headline this week’s news
Sep 17, 2010
What a week in long-term care, eh? A chapter leader accused of corruption and a governor tapped to be the head of a nursing home organization? Can’t ask for more interesting news than that.
Kansas governor to take reins of AHCA in January
Sep 14, 2010
The American Health Care Association has selected Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson (D) to be its next president and CEO, the association said Monday.