Washington, DC –The American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) today issued the following statement from President and CEO Mark Parkinson regarding the congressional budget deal:
“AHCA is supportive of the bipartisan budget deal. In addition to providing the country certainty, it also includes an agreement to extend the therapy exceptions process to ensure that seniors receive the therapy they need. Congress ends the year on a positive, constructive note. We look forward to working with both chambers in 2014 to continue to provide solutions to the challenges facing America’s seniors.”
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 development 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.