Washington, DC – The American Health Care Association issued the following statement from President and CEO Mark Parkinson following the announcement from House Ways and Means and Senate Finance leaders seeking stakeholder input on ideas for how to improve care for Medicare patients.
“These Committees continue to show interest in discussing real, bipartisan solutions that have the potential to improve quality of care and save billions of dollars.
“The long term and post-acute care profession is solutions-minded. We welcome this opportunity to share our proposals to reduce readmissions and focus payment reforms on patient condition, rather than the location in which care is provided.”
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 12,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit www.ahca.org or www.ncal.org.