Long-term Care

Nov 22, 2021
The unified post-acute care (PAC) payment system required by the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014 is not on track to protect access to medically necessary PAC services.
Aug 2, 2021
With the remarkable advances in health care, treatments for serious illnesses like cancer and diabetes are saving millions of lives each year and helping people live longer. 
May 26, 2021
Long-term care hospitals, or LTCHs, and the other three post-acute care settings have been central to our recovery from COVID-19. The pandemic has particularly highlighted the distinct clinical competencies of LTCHs.
Apr 27, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services late on April 27, 2021, issued its hospital inpatient prospective payment system and long-term care hospital PPS proposed rule for fiscal year 2022. AHA staff are reviewing the rule.
Apr 12, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will no longer waive certain requirements for long-term care and skilled nursing facilities beginning May 9 or 10, according to updated guidance released.
Oct 2, 2020
Sign In to Download the Regulatory Advisory: Long-Term Care Hospital PPS: FY 2021 Final Rule  
Sep 18, 2020
Proactive COVID-19 testing of all long-term care staff and residents, who are usually at higher risk of contracting the virus, may help prevent potential outbreaks, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study.
Sep 8, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued new surveyor guidance for COVID-19 laboratory test result reporting for Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified laboratories.
Sep 3, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday issued its final rule for the inpatient and long-term care hospital prospective payment systems for fiscal year 2021.
Jul 15, 2020
AHA letter to Rep. Mike Thompson expressing support for the Critical Access Hospital Expansion Act (H.R. 6693), legislation that would reopen the “necessary provider” designation to eligible rural hospitals.