Policy Positions

Welcome to the Policy page for LeadingAge national.

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 team regularly meets with lawmakers to educate them on the policy issues that impact our provider organizations, their employees, and the residents and families they serve.

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. Key Aspects in FY 2020 Hospice Final Rule

    Payment Update With updated data, the payment update has changed slightly from the estimates in the proposed rule. Medicare hospice services will receive a 2.6% update based on an estimated inpatient hospital market basket update of 3.0% reduced by a required multifactor productivity adjustment of 0.4%. CMS estimates ...

  2. SNF VBP and QRP Rate Impacts Information and August 15 Deadline

    SNF QRP Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) and hospice providers who received a letter of noncompliance for the Quality Reporting Program (QRP) and who wish to have this status reconsidered by CMS to avoid a 2% rate cut must submit their request for reconsideration and related documentation to CMS by 11:59 p.m. PST ...

  3. HCBS Settings Rule Guidance Provides Path Forward for New Construction Settings

    On August 2, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published new guidance on the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rule for new construction settings. Specifically, the guidance focuses on the heightened scrutiny ...

  4. RAD for PRAC Implementation Guidance Delayed

    In the meantime, HUD has released a number of State-by-State RAD Fact Sheets which articulate well just how impactful the program can be in helping to preserve affordable housing.

  5. LeadingAge Prepares Analysis of 2020 Home Health Proposed Rule

    LeadingAge is developing public comments for the calendar year (CY) 2020 home health proposed rule. Members can log in to review our ...