NCAL’s Scott Tittle talks about the legislative challenges and opportunities that await in the new year.
Bipartisan legislation introduced Friday aims to protect Medicaid payments for home- and community-based services, including those provided in assisted living communities, that otherwise would end Dec. 31 with the expiration of a provision known as Section 2404 of the Affordable Care Act.
Medicaid payments for assisted living services could be in jeopardy in some states if Congress does not renew a provision in the Affordable Care Act that is set to expire on Dec. 31, according to a new issue brief.
The outcome of the federal midterm elections makes it less likely that Medicaid funding cuts will be on the agenda for the next Congress, organizations representing senior living operators believe. Concerns remain, however.
The Long Term Care Community Coalition released recommendations for best practices for the assisted living industry on Wednesday, citing an “urgent need” given the findings contained in a February report from the federal Government Accountability Office.
Ashley Blankenship of Arkansas was re-elected to chair the National Center for Assisted Living Board of Directors on Wednesday at the AHCA / NCAL annual meeting.
If the response of attendees at a Tuesday session at the AHCA / NCAL annual meeting is any indication, bullying is prevalent in senior living.
Times may be challenging for long-term care providers right now, but opportunities exist to help determine the future of the industry, leaders of the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living told annual meeting attendees Monday.
Senior living operators and association officials discussed major trends facing operators Monday at the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living convention, and it didn’t take long for clear themes to emerge.
NCAL Day speakers think something other than occupancy should be operators’ top priority.
The outcome of the midterm elections Nov. 6 will determine whether assisted living operators will have another fight for Medicaid on their hands, National Center for Assisted Living Executive Director Scott Tittle said Sunday during the opening session of NCAL Day.
Twenty-nine states made changes to regulations, statutes and policies affecting assisted living from June 2017 and June 2018, according to a report issued Tuesday by the National Center for Assisted Living. That’s an increase over the two previous years.
Medical gloves, ibuprofen, health facility bedsheets, wipes and soaps are some of the items that have been removed from a list of products imported from China that will be subject to a tariff effective Sept. 24.
National Assisted Living Week began Sunday and continues through Saturday.
The National Center for Assisted Living has launched the AL Cost Calculator, a web-based resident assessment tool that enables assisted living providers to assess how costs are allocated across residents.
Assisted living communities may be able to take advantage of a 20% business income tax deduction in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that may elude skilled nursing facilities, according to AHCA/NCAL’s interpretation of a proposed rule issued by the IRS.
Maine Veterans Home – Machias in Machias, ME, and Sunrise of Gurnee in Gurnee, IL, have become the first free-standing assisted living communities ever to attain the Gold – Excellence in Quality Award in the history of the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living National Quality Award program.
Provider groups are cheering Monday’s passage by the House of Representatives of a bill that would reauthorize federal health professions workforce programs, including education and training in geriatrics.
The National Center for Assisted Living has announced the recipients of the 2018 NCAL Awards Program, who will be honored in October at the 69th Annual AHCA/NCAL Annual Convention & Expo in San Diego.
The American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living, LeadingAge and 72 other national organizations, in a June 28 letter, urged Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to begin “immediate and effective implementation” of the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act.