A new law in New Jersey increases reporting requirements for long-term care workers who suspect abuse or exploitation in their facilities but "inexplicably" reduces the maximum fine by 90% for individuals who don't report such incidents, according to a state provider organization.
Provider groups applauded Friday's early-morning failure of the Senate's effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Some in the federal government, however, later suggested that their battle may not be over to prevent the Medicaid cuts contained in reform efforts to date.
The National Center for Assisted Living announced the recipients of its 2017 awards Thursday. Winners will be recognized at an Oct. 15 event.
Advocates for aging-services providers say they'll continue their efforts to protect Medicaid funding in the wake of Monday night's collapse of Senate Republicans' effort to replace the Affordable Care Act.
"Shortsighted," "draconian" and "drastic" are some of the words provider group leaders are using to describe the continued Medicaid cuts in the revised Better Care Reconciliation Act unveiled Thursday by Senate Republicans.
Aug. 11 is the deadline for interested parties to comment on a proposed rule that would rescind the Obama-era "persuader rule" that required employers to publicly report all union-related communication with attorneys.
Twenty-seven assisted living communities have earned the 2017 Silver - Achievement in Quality Award this year from the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living. That's triple the number of recipients from last year's total of nine, which at the time was the highest number of Silver Awards that had been given to assisted living communities since the program's inception in 1996.
Senate Republicans' bill to replace the Affordable Care Act would cut federal spending on Medicaid by $772 billion through 2026, according to an analysis released Monday by the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation. The news reinforces operator fears that states will cut funding for home- and community-based services.
As Senate Republicans released a "discussion draft" of their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, advocacy organizations in senior living expressed concerns about the legislation's Medicaid-related components, and former President Barack Obama said the bill would "ruin Medicaid as we know it."
Senior living executives joined hundreds of demonstrators and several lawmakers opposed to Medicaid funding cuts during a rally this week at the U.S. Capitol.