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.
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.
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.
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 is seeking nominees for its LeadingAge Annual Awards. The awards honor LeadingAge member organizations and individuals that embody excellence in nonprofit aging services. Award...
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 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.
LeadingAge is offering a webinar on Monday on "How President Trump's First Budget Could Impact Affordable Housing." The webinar, which begins at 2 p.m. CST/1 p.m. CST, features speakers from LeadingAge, other leaders of the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF) and advocates from across the nation.
The Engaging Staff in Individualizing Care: An Implementation Handbook toolkit is available for loan to SDAHO members.
Recording of the February 15th meeting.