President signs bill providing more Medicaid funding to states
Aug 11, 2010
President Obama Tuesday signed a bill sending $26.1 billion in aid, including $16.1 billion in Medicaid relief, to states.
Long-term care community cheers passage of Medicaid extension legislation
Aug 06, 2010
Long-term care leaders on Thursday praised the Senate for approving an extension of enhanced Medicaid assistance to cash-strapped states.
New bill would update nursing home survey process
Aug 03, 2010
The American Health Care Association Monday applauded a new bill that would seek to modernize the survey and certification system that assesses and monitors long-term care and post-acute care systems.
AHCA to keep on truckin’ for Medicaid assistance
Jun 28, 2010
The Senate’s failure to pass Medicaid relief just has further revved up the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living for their “Driving for Quality Care”...
Road trip for Medicaid relief
Jun 25, 2010
The American Health Care Association is hitting the road on Tuesday. That’s when the association is kicking off its 40-state Driving for Quality RV Tour.
Providers press for extension of Medicaid increase
Jun 09, 2010
FMAP. FMAP. FMAP. That was the theme of today’s congressional briefing session at the American Health Care Association’s annual conference in Washington, D.C.
House, Senate set to vote this week on bill that would repeal RUG-IV delay, extend Medicaid funding increase
May 24, 2010
Congress is expected to vote this week on a bill that would restore the original implementation date for version four of the Resource Utilization Groups (RUGs) payment system.
Nursing home advocates join call for extended Medicaid funding for states
May 19, 2010
Two long-term care leaders, along with nearly all U.S. governors, have joined a majority of members of the House of Representatives in urging congressional leaders to extend a temporary increase in the...
Long-term care leaders criticize Washington Post article on reimbursements
Mar 31, 2010
A recent Washington Post analysis of the use of “ultra-high” reimbursement categories for nursing homes “paints a negative, incomplete picture of the growing role and tangible benefits...
Fourth annual McKnight’s Online Expo: Six days to go
Mar 18, 2010
Long-term care advocates Wednesday applauded Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for acknowledging “inherent flaws” in the Five-Star Quality Rating System. The fourth annual...