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Bill Eliminating Automatic CNA Training Program Lock-out Introduced
We are pleased to announce that Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI), along with Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN) and Greg Gianforte (R-MT), has re-introduced the Nursing Home Workforce Quality Act (H.R. 1265). This bipartisan bill corrects a long-standing concern with the way nurse aide training programs are treated under OBRA, the law ...
Home Health Billing Revisions Reveal PDGM Direction
During an open door forum call, CMS indicated their intent to offer billing revisions early in the year so that home health agencies and CMS have the opportunity to adapt earlier to the coming payment changes from PDGM. The implementation dates for the items in the change request include July 1, 2019 for design and requirements; ...
Housing Asks for FY20; White House Request Coming
The White House is expected to provide Congress with a “top line” of its FY20 budget requests the week of March 11. Here, the President’s general budget message, his top priorities, and summary tables will be released. During the following week, of March 18, the White House is expected to release the ...
LeadingAge and AHCA Statement on the Nursing Home Workforce Quality Act
Contact: Lisa Sanders/LeadingAge
Finally, Enactment of FY19 HUD Bill
For HUD, the bill provides $51 million for new housing under HUD’s Section 202 Housing for the Elderly program, full funding needed to renew existing rental assistance contracts, including for Section 202 Project Rental Assistance Contracts and Project-Based Rental Assistance, funds to renew Service Coordinators, and $10 ...