LTC providers fear ‘administrative mess’ if Congress pushes spending bill to 2023
Dec 08, 2022
Year-end spending-bill negotiations in Congress are far from reaching their peak, but it’s already apparent how easily they can set off outsized reactions among skilled nursing stakeholders.
NASL becomes ADVION in ‘inspired’ move; home health, outpatient services gain focus
James M. Berklan
Oct 10, 2022
The National Association for the Support of Long-Term Care officially became ADVION Sunday night when the association of ancillary services providers unveiled its new name and expanded focus at its annual...
Projected Medicare Advantage growth to bring more provider headaches, more congressional scrutiny
Oct 05, 2022
Several large insurance providers are expanding their Medicare Advantage plans to new states and hundreds more counties, effective in 2023, adding pressure on skilled nursing operators as enrollment booms.
LTC lobbyists lining up against special kind of pay cut
Oct 04, 2022
Cynthia Morton is on the verge of a crazy few months to finish 2022. The executive vice president of the National Association for Long Term Care is about to help kick off the 33rd NASL National meeting...
Caregivers’ telehealth flexibilities closer to staying after key House vote
Jul 29, 2022
The House passed the measure, titled the Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act, by a vote of 416-12 Wednesday to send it over to the Senate.
Congress takes first step toward dulling 2022 Medicare cuts
Dec 08, 2021
Editor’s note: This article has been updated to include the results of a Tuesday night House vote. Congress reached a bipartisan deal on Tuesday to stave off some impending Medicare cuts, but it...
Nursing home reform bill ‘definitely’ has traction in Congress
Sep 14, 2021
Nursing home providers can expect even more scrutiny from Congressional lawmakers this year due to the pandemic’s devastating impact on the sector — and the first piece of reform legislation is already...
CMS surprises with therapy pay levels in 2022 Medicare physician fee rule
James M. Berklan
Jul 14, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services pleasantly surprised long-term care therapy providers with several parts of the new 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule that it released Tuesday.
Overall telehealth use dropping but no fear of leaving LTC
Jul 09, 2021
Telehealth usage is declining and in-person visits at medical facilities are increasing again, according to new data from FAIR Health.
Providers push Congress for permanent telehealth capabilities — pandemic’s ‘silver lining’
Apr 29, 2021
Long-term care stakeholders are looking forward to telehealth policies remaining a “very, very hot topic” in Congress during the COVID-19 public health emergency, and beyond. Service providers say...