Communications & News

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​AHCA/NCAL is at the forefront of the long term care profession, helping to shape the future of care for our nation’s seniors and individuals with disabilities. With this leadership comes responsibility to keep AHCA/NCAL members, the press, and the public informed on important issues that impact long term care.​​​​ 

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  • AHCA Releases Statement on Vaccine Mandate Injunction
  • AHCA Documentary Showcases Challenges and Heroes of COVID-19 Pandemic in Nursing Homes
    AHCA today released a new documentary titled, “Closed Doors, Open Hearts: Nursing Homes and COVID-19.”
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  • Unfunded Nursing Home Mandates in “Build Back Better Act” Will Worsen Historic Staffing Crisis
    AHCA/NCAL today said that two provisions in the Build Back Better Act will have a devastating impact on nursing homes and could force thousands more facilities to further limit admissions or possibly close their doors.
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  • REPORT: Nursing Homes Down 221,000 Jobs Since Start of Pandemic
    AHCA/NCAL released a report today showing long term facilities are suffering from the worst labor crisis and job loss than any other health care sector.
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  • CMS Updates Blanket Waivers with 1135 Waiver for Directors of Food and Nutrition Services
    CMS has updated the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers to include the new waiver for directors of food and nutrition services.
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  • HRSA Updates on Rural Payments and Period 1 Reporting
    HRSA recently provided an update on Rural Allocation payment amounts, reasons for payment delays, and information on how to address delays in Period 1 reporting.
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  • Mark Parkinson Selected as 2021 Hill Top Lobbyist
    AHCA/NCAL President & CEO Mark Parkinson has been selected as one this year’s Top Lobbyists by The Hill.
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  • Opportunity to Participate in NIH Funded Research Study with Free Staff Training
    The University of Kansas School of Nursing is seeking nursing homes nationwide to participate in a NIH-funded research study testing a new online version of the evidence-based Changing Talk communication training program.
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​Reports & Newsletters

 Members-Only Newsletters

Capitol Connection
Get the latest on issues happening on Capitol Hill and throughout Washington, as well as AHCA/NCAL events and programs in this biweekly email.

NCAL Connections
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.

 ID/DD and NFP Providers

ID/DD Digest
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.
NFP News
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.