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Mark Parkinson speaking.

Provider stories are antidote to criticism of industry, AHCA/NCAL CEO Parkinson says

Positive provider stories are the antidote to the criticism that the long-term care industry continues to hear from lawmakers and others despite making great strides in measures of quality, American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living President and CEO Mark Parkinson said Monday to those attending the opening session of the organizations’ 70th Annual Convention and Expo.

Increasing assisted living regulation is a trend, NCAL says

For the second year in a row, more than half of the states have changed their assisted living requirements, indicating a potential trend that the National Center for Assisted Living expects to continue, executives said Thursday in releasing the group’s annual “Assisted Living State Regulatory Review.”

Senators Susan Collins and Amy Klobuchar

CMS promises improved investigation and reporting of elder abuse in long-term care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is working to address numerous recommendations from federal agencies to improve reporting, investigation and law enforcement notification of elder abuse, the Government Accountability Office said in report released Wednesday. The report highlights the differences in requirements for assisted living communities versus nursing homes.

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