Washington, D.C. — Mark Parkinson, President and CEO, at the American Health Care Association (AHCA), made the following statement regarding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) final rule on the use of pre-dispute arbitration agreements:
“We are still reviewing and evaluating the final rule but we applaud CMS for allowing skilled nursing facilities to use pre-dispute arbitration agreements. We are concerned about CMS adding any conditions or administrative requirements when Congress has spoken on this topic.”
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 nearly 5 million seniors and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our facilities each year. For more information, please visit www.ahcancal.org or www.ncal.org.