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. 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 ...

  2. 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; ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. LeadingAge and AHCA Statement on the Nursing Home Workforce Quality Act

    Contact: Lisa Sanders/LeadingAge

  5. 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 ...