Long-term Care

A bipartisan group of senators this week introduced the Protect Rural Seniors’ Access to Care Act, AHA-supported legislation that would prohibit the Health and Human Services Secretary from finalizing a proposed rule on minimum staffing for long-term care facilities.
AHA comments on the proposed rule regarding minimum staffing standards for long-term care (LTC) facilities.
AHA Statement before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health on “Supporting Access to Long-Term Services and Supports: An Examination of the Impacts of Proposed Regulations on Workforce and Access to Care”
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Friday released a proposed rule that would impose minimum staffing requirements for long-term care facilities, including skilled nursing facilities, that participate in Medicare and Medicaid.
The AHA strongly believes that a skilled, caring workforce is integral to delivery of high quality, safe care. At the same time, safe staffing is about much more than a number. We are concerned that in proposing a one-size-fits-all numerical staffing threshold, CMS would remove the role of clinical…
The AHA is deeply concerned with CMS’ woefully inadequate inpatient and long-term care hospital payment updates. The agency continues to finalize rate increases that are not commensurate with the near decades-high inflation and increased costs for labor, equipment, drugs and supplies that hospitals…
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on April 10 issued the proposed rule for the inpatient and long-term care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment systems (PPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2024.
The AHA is deeply concerned with CMS’ woefully inadequate proposed inpatient hospital payment update of 2.8% given the near decades-high inflation and increased costs for labor, equipment, drugs and supplies.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Aug. 1 issued its fiscal year (FY) 2023 final rule for the inpatient and long-term care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment system (PPS).