Providers ‘very encouraged’ after meeting with CMS leader on nursing home reform
James M. Berklan
Mar 30, 2022
After initial dismay upon hearing the administration’s strategies for sweeping new nursing home reform plans last month, providers were more optimistic after meeting with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...
Sloan: Unthinkable for feds and states to not increase nursing home funding
Mar 29, 2022
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As members gathered Monday to prepare for in-person and virtual meetings with lawmakers here this week, LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan shared her disappointment that...
Aging services leaders make plea for public, legislative support of BBB
Jan 12, 2022
More than 30 leaders of aging services, health and social support nonprofit organizations called on Americans Tuesday to immediately demand that their elected officials address current crises in affordable...
Biden’s reduced pledge for LTSS still a ‘historic step’ for industry
Oct 29, 2021
Long-term care providers are applauding President Joe Biden’s revised budget reconciliation package that proposes investing $150 billion in home health.
Not ‘the life we want’ as elders? Don’t settle for normalcy
Oct 26, 2021
Katie Smith Sloan, leader of the nation’s main advocacy group for nonprofit long-term care providers, this week told her members that the pandemic has given them a “significant opportunity to redefine...
‘Catastrophic human consequences’ if older Americans chopped from $3.5 trillion spending bill, CEO...
Oct 25, 2021
ATLANTA — If negotiators of President Biden’s $3.5 trillion Build Back Better plan put the needs of older Americans “on the chopping block,” it would be “one of their greatest failures ever”...
‘Clock is ticking’: House lawmakers urged to include support for long-term care in reconciliation...
Sep 24, 2021
A proposal to increase Medicaid funding for long-term care providers must be part of the budget reconciliation bill currently being debated by House lawmakers, according to the long-term care advocacy...
CDC to fund LTC infection control strike teams nationwide starting in October
Sep 20, 2021
The initiative will allow states and other U.S. jurisdictions to “staff, train and deploy” strike teams to help long-term care operations with known or suspected COVID-19 infections, CDC says.
FDA’s full approval of Pfizer vaccine stokes provider optimism
Aug 24, 2021
Long-term care providers are hopeful that the Food and Drug Administration’s full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will help increase vaccine confidence among its workers and ultimately...
Providers believe COVID vaccine mandates will ultimately decrease chances of workers leaving
Jul 27, 2021
The nation’s second largest nursing home association doesn’t expect the long-term care industry to see a mass exodus of workers if more providers enact COVID-19 vaccine mandates for its employees....