Washington, DC – The American Health Care Association issued the following statement from President and CEO Mark Parkinson in response to the release of the Skilled Nursing Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule for FY2014 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS):
“AHCA appreciates the market basket update that increases our rates by 1.4 percent. We are studying the forecast error, market basket revision and proposed therapy changes. After further review, we will comment on their impact. Skilled nursing has sustained too many cuts. We look forward to continuing to work with CMS to make sure that everyone has access to high quality care.”
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 13,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and developmental 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.