MedPAC recommends acceleration towards post-acute care PPS

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) Thursday approved a recommendation for Congress to implement a common prospective payment system (PPS) for post-acute care providers...
SDAHO Continuing Care Conference

SDAHO annual Continuing Care Conference just 3 weeks away

SDAHO's 18th annual Continuing Care Conference is just three weeks away. The conference, scheduled for Wednesday, April 26-Thursday, April 27 at the Cedar Shore Resort in Oacoma/Chamberlain, is designed to create the opportunity for networking and education for post-acute care professionals including administrators, directors of nursing, nursing staff, social services, activity coordinators and home health directors and staff.

Calls for regulatory relief are reaching HHS

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today released a proposed rule to delay the effective date for the final rule on new...
U.S. Capitol

What’s next after failed attempt to repeal and replace the ACA?

After seven years (and 50 votes) to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), House Republican leaders and President Trump last Friday decided to pull the American Health Care Act (AHCA) bill when efforts to garner the necessary 216 votes for passage could not be achieved. House caucus groups met Tuesday morning to regroup, reflect and prioritize their next steps related to the health care agenda.
Seniors at recreation room at nursing home

Verma, Price support extending time frame for compliance with HCBS settings rule

The heads of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have issued a joint letter to U.S. governors saying they support extending the time frame for compliance with the home and community-based services (HCBS) settings rule. CMS Administrator Seema Verma and HHS Secretary Tom Price said in the letter that they support including more state involvement in assessment of settings compliance.

SDAHO visits Hill during LeadingAge PEAK conference

The LeadingAge PEAK conference was held this week in Washington, D.C., in the midst of high lobbying activity around the House health care bill. SDAHO board members and LeadingAge delegates Erica Peterson and Justin Hinker joined Jen Porter, vice president post-acute care, and 1,000 other attendees.

Nominees sought for Robert Wood John Foundation Award for Health Equity

LeadingAge is encouraging members to submit nominations for the Robert Wood John Foundation Award for Health Equity. The award recognizes an individual or a team of two individuals who have successfully implemented a systems change approach to reducing health disparities. The applications deadline is April 30.
LeadingAge Awards

Nominees sought for 2017 LeadingAge Awards

LeadingAge is seeking nominees for its LeadingAge Annual Awards. The awards honor LeadingAge member organizations and individuals that embody excellence in nonprofit aging services. Award...

PEPPER planning April WebEx event

The Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) is planning a WebEx event for April 25. The Hospice PEPPER Webinar, planned for 1-2 p.m. CDT (noon-1 p.m. MDT) will be hosted by Kimberly Hrehor from the TMF Health Quality Institute.
Robyn's Read

LeadingAge CFAR column on elder abuse

Robyn Stone, executive director of the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research (CFAR), has penned an important column on elder abuse. Stone touches on a new study and tackles the question of why elder abuse still persists today.