Policy Positions

Part of being the trusted voice for aging is advocating for policies that remove barriers to care, develop new services, improve reimbursement, and make this country a better place to grow old. LeadingAge's advocacy and health policy teams regularly meet with lawmakers to educate them on the policy issues that impact our provider organizations, their employees, and the residents and families they serve.

As nonprofit organizations, our members’ tax-exempt status is critical in order to continue to provide quality services to residents. No matter the threat or burning issue we are fighting, we are committed to advocating for the rights of all older adults to have access to affordable services and housing.  

Take a look at our current top policy positions below and keep track of our weekly activities in the Breaking Advocacy News section, find out the latest Regulatory Information and make your voice heard by one of many Grassroots activities.

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  1. What a Government Shutdown Means for LeadingAge Members and The People They Serve

    When a shutdown happens, what would it mean for beneficiaries of federal programs and providers? We expect the agencies to issue instructions but they haven’t yet. Based on past experience, here are some answers to frequently asked questions: Q. Does the entire federal government just come to a halt? A. ...

  2. FCC May Enable More Funding for Rural Telehealth

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may enable more spending on a program to promote better broadband for skilled nursing facilities and other health care providers in rural areas.   In "

  3. CAST Case Studies: Cybersecurity Improves with New Wide-Area Network, Table-Top Exercises

    A new CAST case study outlines how LeadingAge  Provider Member United Methodist Communities (UMC) and LeadingAge CAST Supporter ProviNET Solutions partnered to connect multiple communities and offices and the ...

  4. MedPAC Votes on Payment Recommendations

    In preparation for their March Report to Congress, MedPAC commissioners voted on a series of payment recommendations that included services and settings of LeadingAge members. Hospice The recommendation for hospice is for an elimination of the market basket update for fiscal year 2019, which they project ...

  5. HH CoPs Implementation On Schedule

    Home health care agencies are now complying with the new Conditions of Participation (CoPs) that went into effect January 13, 2018. Providers must  meet the new requirements for participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs without the finalized interpretive ...