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. Workforce Legislation on Capitol Hill: 2019 Wrap Up

    Certified nursing assistant (CNA) training lockout: Eliminating the 2-year ban on a nursing home’s CNA training program in the event of a specified civil monetary penalty has been a top LeadingAge priority and bills were introduced in the House and ...

  2. Bill Avoids Shutdown, Contains HUD Funds & Other Key Provisions

    HUD Funding A final fiscal year 2020 appropriations package was released by House and Senate leaders on December 16. The bill is expected to pass the House and Senate and be signed into law by the President by midnight December 20. The current continuing resolution, Congress’s second this fiscal ...

  3. Spending Deal Avoids Shutdown

    House and Senate leaders have announced plans to pass two large fiscal year 2020 spending packages to fund all federal programs before the current Continuing Resolution expires on December 20. One of the two bills will include appropriations for the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Department of Health ...

  4. MedPAC Shares Draft Payment Recommendations

    As in the recent past, MedPAC continues to offer payment reductions as recommendations for home health, hospice, and skilled nursing facilities. Skilled Nursing

  5. 10 Red Flags in LIHTC Deals

    LeadingAge has partnered with the National Housing Trust and the law firm of Winthrop & Weinstine to produce, “10 Red Flags in LIHTC Deals.”