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Donald J. Trump

Senior living prepares for Trump presidency

Leaders of organizations representing operators and others in senior living say they look forward to working with President-elect Donald J. Trump and members of his administration to advance causes important to the industry and the people associated with it.

More news for Tuesday, Nov. 8

Court grants AHCA’s request for injunction of arbitration ban … Another squirrel attack reported … Feds approve $52.5 billion for Medicaid waiver in Massachusetts

Arbitration ban: AHCA sues CMS, NCAL worries about states

The American Health Care Association filed a lawsuit Monday challenging the legality of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ recently issued ban on pre-dispute arbitration agreements in nursing homes. Meanwhile, AHCA’s sister organization, the National Center for Assisted Living, expressed concern that states might follow the lead of the federal government and prohibit the agreements in assisted living.

More news for Thursday, Sept. 29

CMS final rule bans pre-dispute arbitration agreements for nursing homes … Healthcare fraud is focus of House Ways and Means subcommittee hearing … Regular exercise helps seniors maintain mobility and independence … Senior living staff members marry at community … Most long-term care insurance beneficiaries satisfied with coverage … Third senior housing resident struck, killed on road

John O'Connor

On the path to additional oversight?

Assisted living operators increasingly are serving residents with severe physical and cognitive challenges, are accepting Medicaid dollars and are getting into trouble while doing so. In other words, they are doing many of the same things that landed nursing homes in trouble.

Senior living groups share arbitration concerns

Argentum, the American Seniors Housing Association and the National Center for Assisted Living are among the organizations that filed comments with CMS about a proposed rule that would revise the requirements that long-term care facilities must meet to participate in Medicare and Medicaid. The Argentum and ASHA comments were posted online Oct. 20.

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