One of those promises made last year by presidential candidate Joe Biden (and many other Democrats on the ballots) was a commitment to paid family leave.
Indecision: Sinking ships and endangering lives
Oct 20, 2021
Will Congress continue to turn a deaf ear to the nursing home crisis if residents are dying for want of stability, if hospitals are backed up and unable to discharge patients for lack of admitting facilities?
For providers, this isn’t just a game
Oct 04, 2021
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) could be playing a game of Chicken that could prove very costly for long-term care operators and a lot of others.
Providers push Congress as negotiations intensify: Nursing homes need traditional infrastructure help
Jul 22, 2021
Federal lawmakers negotiating a massive infrastructure deal should allocate support for capital improvements in the nation’s nursing homes, the American Health Care Association and National Association...
Nonprofit tapped by Congress invests $11M to boost vaccination rates among long-term care workers
Jul 15, 2021
The studies will compare methods of encouraging vaccine uptake. One will recruit 6,000 workers at 30 long-term care facilities in Washington state and Georgia. The other, at Dartmouth College, will recruit...
U.S. reps launch ‘much-needed’ LTC infection control and prevention caucus
Jun 30, 2021
A new bipartisan congressional caucus will identify opportunities for sorely needed infection control and prevention reform legislation in long-term care, say the two Florida representatives who spearheaded...
Providers look to pack infrastructure bills with Medicaid financing, workforce supports
Apr 02, 2021
Investments in aging services infrastructure must include a new, $6 billion Provider Relief Fund for those hardest hit by the pandemic, a permanent increase of Medicaid’s Federal Medical Assistance Percentage...
Proposed Provider Relief Fund infusion would deliver just one-third of industry ask
Feb 08, 2021
The Provider Relief Fund would receive an additional $35 billion under the latest coronavirus relief package proposal. That amount is a far cry from the $100 billion pledge that providers called for from...
Providers get relief from Medicare cuts, but no liability protections in year-end legislative packages
Dec 22, 2020
Providers are set to receive extended relief from the 2% Medicare sequester cuts under a year-end legislative relief deal that was finalized by federal lawmakers on Monday. However, they will have to wait...
AHCA and other groups pushing for extension of 2% Medicare sequester cut; Congress reaches deal on third...
Dec 21, 2020
Healthcare providers, including nursing homes, are demanding continued relief from the 2% Medicare sequester cuts through the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. The relief would help improve the “relatively...