AHCA/NCAL Issues Statement in Response to the Choose Home Care Act of 2021

Advocacy; Medicare

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and other long term care facilities across the country, released the following statement today in response to the Choose Home Care Act of 2021:

“We adamantly oppose this bill in its current form. The complex Choose Home Care Act would supplant existing benefits, create duplicative payments, confuse beneficiaries, and increase out-of-pocket costs. At the same time, this legislation lacks clear quality and safety provisions, leaving patients vulnerable to inadequate care.  
“AHCA/NCAL strongly supports rational population health framework approaches to offer beneficiaries preferred care options.  We need proposals that add options for Medicare beneficiaries, not limit them. We hope to work with members of Congress to bring forth a solution that promotes choice and flexibility while streamlining services and generating savings to the system.”  

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represents more than 14,000 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.ahcancal.org.