AHCA Applauds House Ways and Means Committee on Efforts to Improve Medicare Program for Patients, Providers

Washington, D.C. — The American Health Care Association (AHCA) today released the following statement from Senior Vice President of Government Relations Clifton J. Porter II commending House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Subcommittee on Health Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) for urging CMS to streamline consolidated billing for post-acute care providers to improve the Medicare program for seniors.
“We appreciate the committee for recognizing the concerns related to consolidated billing. When PPS was initiated in 1997 the clinical complexity of our patients and residents was very different than it is today.  Encouraging CMS to update current standards relating to medication exclusions to be consistent with today’s patient needs is both good public policy and most importantly good for patient care. We thank Chairmen Brady and Roskam for their leadership and support.”
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represents more than 13,700 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.