The following articles document public policy efforts, bills, and other important information about senior living issues and their impact on senior care. If you would like to share your comments or ask questions regarding the following articles, please contact ALFA.
Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) asked at a hearing about Alzheimer’s funding what the National Institutes of Health is doing ...
Federal Agency Activity, Health Care, Medicaid, Medicaid, Medicare
The Health and Human Services Department and the nation’s top attorney general said last week they have recovered a record-breaking $4.3 billion in ta...
Experts and a Comedian Implore Sympathetic Senators to Keep Finances Flowing for Alzheimer’s Research
cheatsheet, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Hearings, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
Alzheimer’s disease can affect people at any income level said Appropriations Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski at a subcommittee hearing on the rising cost...
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Health Care
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently announced that for the first time quality measures have been added to a website designed to help...
Federal Agency Activity, Health Care, Medicaid, Medicaid, Medicare, Science and Technology
A Health and Human Services Department office this week issued proposals for the 2015 edition of electronic health record technology certification cri...
ALFA Events, CEO, cheatsheet, Consumer Funding Resources, Engage, Partnerships, Policy in the States, Public Policy
Assisted living community directors are smart to work closely with their state’s long-term care ombudsman, cultivating that relationship and understan...
Ageism, Facts and Figures, Hearings
The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a joint hearing with the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee focusing on entrepreneurism and olde...
The Social Security Administration has decided to delay implementation of previously announced changes to services at its field offices.
U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin introduced a bill recently that aims to rebuild the private pension system while ameliorating the growing retirement crisis. H...
Falls Prevention, Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness
President Obama recently signed the fiscal year 2014 bill funding the federal government, including $5 million from the Prevention and Public Health F...
cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Federal Agency Activity, Managed Risk
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently unveiled a new website offering information to assisted living communities, nursing homes and ...
Consumer Funding Resources, Federal Agency Activity, Legislation
The top lawmakers on the Senate Special Committee on Aging have introduced a bill seeking to reduce the cost and complexity of retirement plans, espec...
Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Medicaid, Medicaid, Medicare, Reports
The California Medicaid Research Institute has profiled California counties using Medicaid for long-term services and supports, finding that Medi-Cal’...
Consumer Funding Resources, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Medicaid, Medication Management, Public Policy, Reports
For most of 2013, at least 25 percent of contracts for the Medicare prescription drug benefit known as Medicare Part D had one or more plans suppresse...
Consumer Funding Resources, Federal Agency Activity, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Medicare
Although Medicare claims administration contractors have a goal to have only a 5.4 percent rate of errors in paying claims, Medicare claims administra...
Elected Official Visits
Senator Susan Collins toured Bay Square in Yarmouth, a Benchmark Senior Living community, and discussed improving the country's investment in Alzheime...
ALFA's Public Policy Positions, cheatsheet, Consumer Funding Resources, Federal Agency Activity, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Medicaid, Medicaid, Public Policy
ALFA applauds the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ decision to expand its definition of settings eligible for Medicaid reimbursement for hom...
Federal Agency Activity, Health Care
The Justice Department announced it collected just over $8 billion in civil and criminal actions for the most recent fiscal year and its largest colle...
Elder Abuse, Federal Agency Activity, Finance
Many older Americans and their families face a host of new challenges when it comes to finances and aging. Along with opportunities to explore new ...
ALFA is hosting senior living executives at its annual Public Policy Institute mid-February to discuss high priority state and federal policy issues a...
Business, CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Community Awareness and Education, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Public Policy, Research, Resident and Family Services, Science and Technology
As you begin the new year, make sure you don’t miss the biggest senior living stories of 2013. Last year’s most widely read topics include public poli...
Business, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Community Awareness and Education, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Public Policy, Research, Resident and Family Services, Science and Technology, Senior Living Executive
Here’s a list of the most widely read articles of 2013 in Senior Living Executive magazine online.
The Social Security Administration announced that in mid-December it began processing some widow and widower’s claims by surviving members of same-sex...
Members of the Senate Special Committee on Aging discussed before a packed chamber how to best encourage Americans to prepare for their own long-term ...
cheatsheet, Federal Agency Activity, Health Care, Hearings, Life Safety, Medication Management
Members of the Senate Special Committee on Aging pointedly asked the Food and Drug Administration why it has failed to spur the development of a simpl...
The Social Security Administration is doing away with offering printouts and benefit verification information at its field offices beginning in Februa...
Congressional Outlook, Health Care, Medicare, Public Policy
Lawmakers recently met with physicians groups to offer updates on their proposal to repeal Medicare’s sustainable growth rate, or SGR, formula, MedPag...
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Federal Agency Activity, Health Care
The Health and Human Services Department has awarded $55.5 million in funding to strengthen training for health professionals and to increase the size...
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Allied Member, CEO, cheatsheet, Core Principles, Engage, Membership, Policy in the States, Provider Member, Public Policy
Legislation and regulation affect how you do business every day, and ALFA works hard to ensure there are effective laws and regulations supporting a s...
The Assisted Living Federation of America has signed on to a letter sent by the Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer’s Disease (LEAD) Coalition to the U.S. Pr...
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