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Articles, analyses and general information about legislation and laws that relate to aging and the services that LeadingAge members offer.

 

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Ask the Senate to Pass Medicare Doc Fix Legislation

Soon after the U.S. Senate returns on April 13, we expect a vote on H.R. 2, the Medicare physician payment reform bill the U.S. House passed on March 26. This legislation has important implications for post-acute care providers, and we urge you to contact your senators in support of it.

Legislation Introduced To Improve Access For Veterans to Adult Day Services and Nursing Homes

The Veterans Access to Extended Care Act of 2015, legislation to move forward on the changes that were in the Veterans Administration Proposed rule on provider agreements, was introduced in both houses of Congress on March 16. This legislation and other options will be discussed in a House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs -- Subcommittee on Health hearing on April 23.

A Look at the 2016 Congressional Budget Plans

The U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate both have passed fiscal 2016 budget plans, setting out spending and revenue targets for the next fiscal year.

Community Based Independence for Seniors Act Introduced

LeadingAge praises Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) for introducing the Community Based Independence for Seniors Act (S. 704) on March 11. The bill would establish demonstrations to cover adult day services and other home and community-based services under Medicare Advantage plans.

Medicare Adult Day Services Act of 2015 Introduced

The Medicare Adult Day Services Act of 2015 (H.R. 1383) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) on March 16.