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LeadingAge Statement on CMS’ Announcement Final Rule on Arbitration and Proposed Rule on RoPs III

Contact: Lisa Sanderslsanders@leadingage.org / 202-508-9407 July 17, 2019 Washington DC — Statement from LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan: “The rule proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding Requirements of Participation (RoPs) Phase III reflects the agency’s recognition of concerns that LeadingAge and our members around the country have raised time Read More…

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LeadingAge California Sponsored SNF Bill Clears Last Policy Committee

Legislation sponsored by LeadingAge California (AB 1709, Jones-Sawyer) to improve the Nursing Home Administrator program by allowing more candidates to enter the field has been approved by the Senate Health Committee on an 8-0 vote. A key provision of the bill would allow for multiple Administrators-in-Training (AITs) to be taught by a single preceptor rather Read More…

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LeadingAge California Meets with Deputy Director Steinecker

Jedd Hampton and Brenda Klütz recently had some quality time with Heidi Steinecker the Deputy Director of the Center for Health Care Quality at the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).  Ms. Steinecker was appointed by former Governor Jerry Brown in December. Ms. Steinecker was most recently working as a health care executive consultant at Read More…

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Spring Issue of Engage Magazine Available

As we were working on this issue on financing long-term services and supports (LTSS), we met and talked with some amazing people both at LeadingAge California member communities and beyond who are not only providing critical health education and desperately needed care and services to a vulnerable population, but promoting incremental, but ultimately monumental change Read More…

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Senators Casey & Toomey Release Report on Nursing Homes

The Senators from Pennsylvania, Bob Casey (D) and Pat Toomey (R) have jointly authored a report entitled, “Families’ and Residents’ Right to Know: Uncovering Poor Care in America’s Nursing Homes.” The report outlines the background of “Special Focus Facilities” (SFF) and the availability of information on facilities under this status on the Nursing Home Compare Read More…

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Our Story is Your Story: LeadingAge National Launching Member Survey

On June 6, 2019, LeadingAge National launched a biennial survey of its members. The survey initiative is designed to produce a host of meaningful data that LeadingAge and its members can use to conduct data-driven planning and decision making. Member organizations received one survey for each of their service lines. Each survey will arrived by Read More…