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  • AHCA/NCAL, NAACOS Release Recommendations To Enhance LTC Providers’ Role in Value-Based Care
    White Paper Focuses on Greater Participation in Accountable Care Organizations
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  • AHCA/NCAL President and CEO Mark Parkinson to Retire in Early 2025
  • ICYMI: Report: Nursing Homes Increasingly Forced To Use Costly Staffing Agencies To Fill Vacancies
    New Report Underscores Need To Build Strong Workforce Through Supportive Policies, Not A Blanket Mandate That Limits Access To Care
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  • ICYMI: Health Care Workers Continue To Leave The Industry For Other Sectors
    In case you missed it, Axios reports a new John Hopkins-led study found that health care workers are leaving the industry for other sectors.
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  • National Skilled Nursing Care Week® Resources & Exclusive Products Now Available
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Standard: Implementing Bloodborne Pathogen/Exposure Control Plan in LTC Centers, Part 1
    In health care settings, especially in long term care centers, the safety of residents and staff is connected.
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  • Complete the 2024 State of Seniors Housing Survey
    All senior living providers are asked to help support the 2024 State of Seniors Housing Survey. 
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  • Skilled Nursing and Therapy Services Covered by Medicare to Maintain Function or Prevent or Slow Decline
    On February 8, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services posted a reminder in the MLN Connects newsletter that Medicare covers skilled nursing care and skilled therapy services.
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​NCAL's version of Capitol Connection, NCAL Connections offers the latest on issues happening in Washington, as well as events and programs specifically tailored for assisted living providers.

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​Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD) Digest is a monthly publication for ID/DD service providers. Content includes information ranging from events, AHCA's ID/DD grassroots efforts, AHCA's ID/DD Committee focuses and work, and other important updates impacting providers and the individuals they serve in ICF/IID and group homes for ID/DD. To receive ID/DD Digest, please contact Dana Ritchie.

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​Not for Profit (NFP) News is a monthly publications for NFP service providers. Content includes information ranging from AHCA’s annual Congressional Briefing fly-in event, AHCA’s NFP Day at the AHCA/NCAL Convention & Expo, AHCA’s work with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and other important updates. To receive NFP News, please contact Dana Ritchie​.