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. Service Coordinator Resource Guide and Online Learning Tool Now Available

  2. Capital Needs Assessment e-Tool Requirement for PRACs Suspended

    The August 3 memorandum "CNA eTool for PRAC requirement" reads: Housing Notice 2016-18 was issued to guide the process and timeline for CNA eTool implementation across the ...

  3. What the Home Health Proposed Rule Suggests for the Future

    This rule contains proposals on several areas pertaining to home health services both for the year beginning January 1, 2019 and beyond with the proposal of the patient-driven groupings model (PDGM) and the introduction of a new Medicare benefit for home infusion therapy. The areas that are covered include: CY ...

  4. Getting Ready for RAD for PRAC

    In 2017, LeadingAge members successfully urged Congress to allow interested Section 202/PRAC communities to convert their rental assistance to the Section 8 platform though an expansion of the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program. With passage of the HUD FY18 budget, RAD for PRAC became ...

  5. Overview of the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act

    The FHA and the ADA are the two main anti-discrimination statutes that affect senior living providers. Knowing how these statutes apply to various settings is important to all staff – from marketing personnel at the beginning of the process through the front-line and maintenance staff upon move-in. The FHA prohibits ...