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  • National Skilled Nursing Care Week Kicks Off This Sunday
    5.10.2024
    This Sunday, May 12, marks the beginning of National Skilled Nursing Care Week®, which will continue through Saturday, May 18. This year's theme is “Radiant Memories: A Tribute to the Golden Age of Radio.”
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  • Analysis: Final Nursing Home Staffing Rule Would Require 102,000 Additional Caregivers, Cost $6.5 Billion Per Year
    5.09.2024
    Today, we've released an analysis on the impact of CMS federal staffing mandate on nursing homes. We found that the final nursing home staffing rule would require 102,000 additional caregivers and cost $6.5 billion per year.
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  • U.S. House Ways And Means Committee Advances The Ensuring Seniors’ Access To Quality Care Act
    5.09.2024
    Today, the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) released the following statement following the passage of the Ensuring Seniors’ Access to Quality Care Act (H.R. 8244) in the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee.
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  • What They Are Saying: Lawmakers & Long Term Care Leaders Continue To Voice Opposition To Federal Staffing Mandate For Nursing Homes
    5.03.2024
    During a recent U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing, lawmakers expressed extreme concern over the CMS recent finalization of the federal minimum staffing rule for nursing homes. See below what lawmakers said at the hearing.
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  • Quality Award Program Recipients Rekindle Memories
    5.15.2024
    In honor of National Skilled Nursing Care Week®, the AHCA/NCAL’s National Quality Award Program proudly highlights the exceptional dedication to quality care and performance excellence demonstrated by Quality Award recipients.
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  • Survey Tip: Documenting Protection on Abuse Reporting
    5.15.2024
    A new survey tip has been posted to the AHCA Survey Regulatory page for your review.
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  • Reminder: 2024 AHCA/NCAL Awards Program Nomination Deadline Approaching!
    5.15.2024
    The deadline for submitting your nominations for the 2024 AHCA/NCAL Awards Program is rapidly approaching on Friday, May 31, 2024.
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  • Upcoming Enhanced Barrier Precautions Webinars with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    5.15.2024
    Do you or your staff have questions about Enhanced Barrier Precautions?
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