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2013-05-06 12:27:48

Report at www.aqnhc.org Spotlights Research that Could Lead to Meaningful Medicare Post-Acute Payment Reforms WASHINGTON, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new wide-ranging report detailing long-term, post-acute and rehabilitative care quality trends in U.S. skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) shows continued improvement in key long and short stay quality indicators. The report also provides in-depth information on research that could lead to a system for uniformly assessing patients...

2013-04-10 16:26:06

Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care "Deeply Alarmed" by Still More Medicare Cuts; Says Passage of Post Acute Payment Reforms Real Key to Progress for Patients, Medicare Savings WASHINGTON, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- While noting passage of post acute payment reforms are the ultimate answer to protecting elderly, vulnerable patients while also achieving Medicare cost savings, the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care (AQNHC) today expressed "deep alarm" about the broad...

2013-04-08 16:24:49

Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care Urges Strong Bipartisan Support for "Very Highly Qualified Nominee" WASHINGTON, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In urging strong bipartisan support for confirming Acting Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner when she appears before the Senate Finance Committee tomorrow, the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care (AQNHC) said Tavenner would be highly beneficial for the nation's skilled nursing facility...

2013-03-15 16:24:43

No SNF Cost of Living Adjustment, Additional 4% PPS Rebasing Cut Ignores Medicare-Medicaid Funding Link and $65.6 Billion Ten Year Cuts Facing U.S. SNF Sector WASHINGTON, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noting the nation's Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) sector is already surviving on razor-thin overall operating margins, forced to absorb new $9 billion sequester-generated Medicare cuts, and facing $65.6 billion in cumulative Medicare funding reductions in the FY 2012-21 budget window,...

2013-02-28 16:27:54

Other Federal Budget and Regulatory Changes Raise Texas Nursing Home Funding Reduction to $240 Million Annually AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With federal sequester cuts scheduled to go into effect tomorrow, March 1(st), an analysis by the non partisan health policy research firm Avalere Health for the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care finds Texas seniors' Medicare funded skilled nursing facility (SNF) care will be reduced by $51 million for FY 2014. The U.S....

2013-02-27 16:27:00

CA $75.9 Million; FL $66 Million; TX $51 Million; NY $47.2 Million; IL $46.2 Million; NJ $37.5 Million; OH $37.3 Million; PA $36.9 Million; MI $30.2 Million; MA $28.4 Million; U.S. Total $782.5 Million WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the clock ticking on March 1, 2013 Medicare cuts to nursing homes resulting from the onset of the federal Budget Relief Act's sequester provision, the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care (AQNHC) today released a state "Top Ten List"...

2013-02-25 12:25:46

AQNHC: "Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act" Also Helps Encourage Use of Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) as Lowest Cost Setting Appropriate to Beneficiary Need WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care (AQNHC) today praised the introduction of New York Senator Chuck Schumer's (D-NY) bill, the Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act, which changes Medicare law to help ensure vulnerable nursing home patients have access to necessary...

2013-02-22 16:23:12

AQNHC: As Governors Grapple With Medicaid Expansion, Federal Government Must Preserve States' Ability to Fund Existing Medicaid Commitments and Range of Federal Mandates WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the National Governors Association (NGA) convenes in Washington, D.C. today for its 2013 Winter Meeting, the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care (AQNHC) underscored the crucial role so-called "provider assessments" play in ensuring states' ability to fully fund...

2013-02-12 16:23:29

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chairman of the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care, Stephen L. Guillard, has been named by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to serve on the new 15 member, congressionally mandated Commission on Long Term Care. Guillard, the retired Chief Operating Officer (COO) of HCR ManorCare, the nation's largest operator of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), is a key, longtime leader in helping drive ongoing quality improvement in the nation's nursing...

2013-02-08 12:23:05

Tenure as Virginia Health Secretary Underscores Her Understanding of Medicare-Medicaid Interrelationship in Delivery of High Quality Long Term and Post Acute Care WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care (AQNHC) today praised the Obama Administration's intent to re-nominate Marilyn Tavenner as head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Alan G. Rosenbloom, President of the Alliance, noted she developed invaluable...