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3 national long-term care meetings on tap

A trio of national annual meetings for long-term care stakeholders will take place in the week ahead, and luckily for those wanting to attend, they’ll all be at the same location. The American Health Care Association and its companion group, the National Center for Assisted Living, will hold its 65th annual convention in Sunday through Wednesday in Washington, D.C. In conjunction with those two groups’ meetings, the National Association for the Support of Long Term Care will be hold its 25th annual meeting Sunday through Tuesday, also at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor in the District of Columbia.

Providers prep for NASL annual meeting

Operators, including many providers of ancillary services, are getting ready for the 24th annual meeting of the National Association for the Support of Long-Term Care. The event will take place Oct. 6-8 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Recently confirmed as a featured speaker is David W. Saÿen, administrator for the San Francisco Regional Office of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. He’ll address implications of the Affordable Care Act, including insurance exchanges. Other sessions will tackle CMS’ “expanding audit empire,” health data exchanges and other top issues.

LTC advocates pushing lawmakers for delay of competitive bidding program

The National Association for the Support of Long-Term Care is hosting its annual “Congressional Fly-In” on Wednesday in Washington. NASL leaders remind providers and other stakeholders that the event is an opportunity to personally ask their respective members of Congress to advocate for the adoption of H.R. 1717, the Market Pricing Program. The bill would immediately modify the Medicare the Medicare competitive bidding program and establish a market-based pricing system. Rep. G.T. Thompson (R-PA) will address association members about his proposal, which would require CMS to delay Round 2 of the Medicare DMEPOS competitive bidding program before it expands July 1.

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