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AHCA / NCAL, AMDA blast ‘short-sighted’ plans to discharge people with COVID-19 from hospitals to long-term care facilities

“The question all state officials must consider is whether the risk of introducing a virus with an estimated 30% or higher mortality rate into a nursing home or assisted living community outweighs the risk of hospitals being overcrowded,” the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living and AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine said in a joint statement released Sunday.

Life plan communities under pressure amidst coronavirus: Fitch Ratings

Although sector-wide rating changes are not expected in the near term, the increased operating costs and shifts in census associated with the COVID-19 outbreak may have negative effects on lower-rated life plan communities, according to an analysis by Fitch Ratings. Higher-rated life plan communities have more cushion to absorb these operating challenges without meaningfully affecting their credit profiles, Fitch said.

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CMS should withdraw Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation, AHCA/NCAL says

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should withdraw the proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation because, if finalized, it would jeopardize access to care and “cripple” Medicaid financing in several states, leaders of the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living and the American Hospital Association said Thursday.

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