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  1. What Have We Done for You Lately? – December 2018

    Here’s an overview of our work for you in December 2018.

  2. Breaking Advocacy News - Week of April 9, 2018

    Transition to Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) Staffing Measures on the Nursing Home Compare tool on Medicare.gov and the Five Star Quality Rating System In April 2018, CMS will begin to use PBJ data to calculate staffing measures which will be posted on Nursing Home Compare, and used in the Five Star Quality System. The ...

  3. Breaking Advocacy News - Week of January 29, 2018

    LeadingAge Responds to the 2018 State of the Union The President's speech didn't specifically mention anything relating to long-term services and supports. However, we are encouraged by the call for bipartisan approaches to issues confronting our country. As we always have, we plan to work this year with the ...

  4. Breaking Advocacy News - Week of December 4, 2017

    MedPAC to Discuss Payment Recommendations This week on Thursday and Friday, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) is meeting to discuss Medicare payment adequacy and recommended updates. This will include several ...

  5. Breaking Advocacy News - Week of October 23, 2017

    Medical Expense Deduction on the Line Congress is considering major tax reform that could include changes to tax provisions particularly important to older adults. One of these essential tax issues is the medical and long-term care expense deduction. Losing this important deduction would hurt many older ...