LeadingAge California is the leading advocate for quality nonprofit senior living and care in the state. The public-interest association represents more than 400 nonprofit providers of aging services – including affordable housing, continuing care retirement communities, assisted living, skilled nursing, and home and community-based care – that collectively serve more than 100,000 seniors.
Assembly Aging & LTC Committee Hears AL Legislation - by Eric Dowdy - April 3, 2014
On April 1, the Assembly Aging & Long-Term Care Committee met to consider legislation affecting assisted living providers. The most hotly debated was AB 1751 (Bloom, D-Santa Monica), which would require 25% of all CCRC governing bodies be comprised of residents of the CCRC.
'Doc Fix' Includes New Value-Based Purchasing Component for SNFs - by Jack Christy - April 3, 2014
Once again, Congress passed a temporary ‘doc fix’ to prevent a 24 percent reduction in payments to physicians that care for Medicare beneficiaries. This so-called ‘doc fix’ expires at the end of 2014 and must be addressed again before the end of the year to prevent the reduction in Medicare physicians’ fees in January 2015.
Affordable Care Act Employer Definitions and Responsibilities - by Susan Holt - April 3, 2014
Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), certain responsibilities are required of employers covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act, according to a defined workforce size. ACA requirements are imposed on all businesses, whether for-profit, non-profit, or government entity. Under the ACA, all health plans are now required to cover essential health benefits, pre-existing conditions, and free preventive services.
CMS Expert Panel Advocates for Functional Status Quality Measures for SNFs - by Jack Christy - April 3, 2014
A panel of experts convened by Research Triangle Institute (RTI) and funded by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is recommending the use of functional status quality measures for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and long-term care hospitals.
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2014 Annual Conference & Exposition
Join us May 5-7 in Palm Springs, CA. Click here to learn more and to register! Deadline is April 16.
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