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May 5, 2017

The House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) this week. The bill was introduced through a budget process known as reconciliation and focuses on giving states broad flexibility to design programs that they feel best serve their populations and increase access to preventative services.

The initial version of bill...

April 28, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is tracking the progress of the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes by reviewing publicly reported measures. The official measure of the Partnership is the percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who are receiving an antipsychotic medication, excluding...

April 21, 2017

Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) who co-chair the Committee's Chronic Care Working Group, reintroduced the Creating High-Quality Results & Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act (S. 870) last week. The bill seeks to...

April 14, 2017

“It Always Seems Too Early, until It’s Too Late." National Healthcare Decisions Day raises awareness about the importance of Advance Care Planning (ACP). Did you know that ACP services can be billed to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule?

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March 31, 2017

This week the White House announced that the President signed an executive order establishing the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addition and the Opioid Crisis. The Commission will be chaired by Governor Chris Christie and will be made-up of four government agency leaders including Attorney General Session, Health and Human Services...

April 1, 2017

My name is Heidi White. I am the new President of AMDA – The Society of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care...

March 24, 2017

This week, the House of Representatives plans on voting on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) legislation which would repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The path to passage, however, has been met with challenges after President Trump was unable to make a deal with the House Freedom Caucus. The Caucus was hoping to have items...

March 10, 2017

This week, the House Republicans introduced their legislation to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The bill, the...