Latest News from AHCA/NCAL

  • AHCA Statement On Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule
    AHCA released a statement today in response to the Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS) fiscal year (FY) 2025 proposed rule released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). 
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  • ICYMI: State Staffing Mandates Impossible To Meet As Governors Pause Penalties, Underscoring Impracticality Of Federal Rule
    In case you missed it, Modern Healthcare reports three states with state staffing requirements have paused penalties for facilities not being able to meet the mandate for fear of reduced access to care.
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  • Momentum Against Mandates: U.S. House Ways And Means Committee Advances The Protecting America’s Seniors’ Access To Care Act
    The AHCA/NCAL released the following statement following the passage of the Protecting America’s Seniors’ Access to Care Act (H.R. 7513) in the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee.
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  • State Of The Sector: Nursing Home Labor Staffing Shortages Persist Despite Unprecedented Efforts To Attract More Staff
    Today, we've released our 2024 State of the Sector Report, highlighting a recent survey of 441 nursing home providers.
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  • AHCA/NCAL's Mark Parkinson Honored with LTPAC Lifetime Impact Award
    The accolades continue for AHCA/NCAL President and CEO Mark Parkinson, who yesterday received the American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing LTPAC Lifetime Impact Award.
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  • USCIS Increases Automatic Extension of Certain Employment Authorization Documents to Improve Access to Work Permits
    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services recently announced a temporary final rule to increase the automatic extension period for certain EADs from up to 180 days to up to 540 days.
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  • OSHA Issues New Rule on Employee Representation During OSHA Inspection
    Last week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued its Final Rule “clarifying” that third-party, non-employees may accompany the OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officer during the walkthrough inspection of a workplace.
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  • The Center of Excellence Releases New April Education Events
    The Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health in Nursing Facilities released new education events for the month of April that offer ACCME credits.
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