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10 Apr, 2013, 14:14 ET AQNHC: President Obama's FY 2014 Budget Blueprint Significantly Threatens SNF Patient Care, Workforce Stability

 While noting passage of post acute payment reforms are the ultimate answer to protecting elderly, vulnerable patients while also achieving...


08 Apr, 2013, 13:50 ET AQNHC: Tavenner Confirmation at CMS Beneficial to Nation's Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Patients

 In urging strong bipartisan support for confirming Acting Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner when...


15 Mar, 2013, 14:27 ET MedPAC SNF Funding Guidance Compounds Sector Instability, Raises Threat to Seniors' Care

 Noting the nation's Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) sector is already surviving on razor-thin overall operating margins, forced to absorb new...


22 Oct, 2012, 15:31 ET Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Kenneth Thorpe Politico Op-Ed: Sequestration Wipes Out CMS Payment Update for U.S. Nursing Homes

 The Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care (AQNHC) today praised a new Politico op-ed...


01 Oct, 2012, 10:50 ET October 1st Marks Initiation of $355.58 Million Cuts to SNF Medicare Funding

 The Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care (AQNHC), according to data from Avalere, said $355.58 million in cuts to U.S. seniors'...


09 Aug, 2012, 10:19 ET New Analysis: Massachusetts Seniors Face Estimated $130 Million 2013-14 Reduction in Medicare-Funded Nursing Home Care

 A new 50 state data analysis projects Massachusetts nursing homes and the patients under their care face a $130 million cumulative...


07 Aug, 2012, 11:57 ET Avalere Analysis: Iowa Seniors Face Estimated $30 Million 2013-14 Reduction in Medicare-Funded Nursing Home Care

A new 50 state data analysis projects Iowa nursing homes and the patients under their care face a $30 million cumulative reduction in Medicare...


07 Jul, 2010, 16:00 ET Alliance Concurs With Berwick Policy Priorities of Reducing Unnecessary Hospital Readmissions, Continuing to Improve Nursing Home Care Quality

Commenting on the fact Dr. Donald Berwick will be serving as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Alliance...


09 Jun, 2010, 14:04 ET With FMAP Delay, Recession, Pressure on State Medicaid Programs, African-American and Hispanic Seniors More Likely to Face Problem Accessing Quality Nursing Home Care

New Alliance Analysis Finds Over 40% of Minority Residents Live in High Medicaid Census Facilities; Long Term Care Resource Crisis Most Prevalent...


21 Apr, 2009, 12:44 ET Avalere Health Finds New Plan to Reform Medicare Post-Acute and Long Term Care System Could Save U.S. Approximately $35 Billion Over Ten Years

AHCA/NCAL/Alliance Implore President, Congress to Include Plan in Broader Health Reform Discussion Saying the opportunity now exists for the...


29 Jan, 2009, 17:30 ET Stimulus Bill Requires Modification in U.S. Senate to Better Protect Seniors' Ongoing Access to Quality Nursing Home Care

As Medicaid Cuts Increasingly Dominate State Fiscal Landscape, AHCA/Alliance Urge Greater Accountability with $87 Billion in New Federal Medicaid...


04 Aug, 2008, 01:00 ET Dole, Burr Praised for Helping Lead Senate Effort to Stop $21.8 Million North Carolina Medicare Cuts

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care today thanked North Carolina Senators Elizabeth Dole...


18 Jun, 2008, 01:00 ET Alliance Expresses Support for Concept Underlying New CMS 'Five-Star' Rating System for Nursing Facilities

WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In expressing support for a new five-star rating system for nursing facilities announced today by...


11 Jun, 2008, 01:00 ET Bush Plan to Cut Medicare-Financed Nursing Home Care Being Poorly Received at State Level

WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As long term care leaders from around the nation continue to raise strong objections to the Bush...


05 Jun, 2008, 01:00 ET AHCA, Alliance Praise New Bipartisan, Bi-Cameral Effort Urging Bush Administration to Forego Medicare Cuts

WASHINGTON, June 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Health Care Association (AHCA) and Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care today...


09 May, 2008, 01:00 ET National Long Term Care Leaders to Release New Data, Discuss Negative National Economic, Jobs Impact

WASHINGTON, May 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The leaders of the American Health Care Association (AHCA) and Alliance for Quality Nursing Home...


09 Apr, 2008, 01:00 ET Sen. Pat Roberts Praised by AHCA, Alliance for Urging Halt to Proposed CMS Rule

WASHINGTON, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Health Care Association (AHCA) and Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care today...


06 Mar, 2008, 00:00 ET AHCA and Alliance: Senate Opposition to Proposed FY 2009 Medicare Cuts Gaining Strength

WASHINGTON, March 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following yesterday's news that seventy-six members of the U.S. House of Representatives are...


12 Feb, 2008, 00:00 ET Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care Praises CMS Release of Updated Special Focus Facilities (SFF) List

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Alan G. Rosenbloom, President of the Alliance for Quality Nursing...


04 Feb, 2008, 00:00 ET Medicare Cuts in Bush Budget 'Shortsighted, Far Off the Mark' in Protecting Seniors' Long Term Care Needs, Sustaining Nursing Home Quality Gains

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care characterized the Bush Administration's FY 2009 budget...


01 Feb, 2008, 00:00 ET In Unfolding Budget Debate, Alliance to Spotlight Flawed MedPAC Policy Guidance, Failure to Evaluate Medicaid Margins in Recommending Medicare Funding Levels

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Commenting on the January 31 New York Times news article reporting the Bush Administration's FY...


15 Jan, 2008, 00:00 ET New Democracy Corps Battleground Poll of Swing Districts Finds Strong, Bi-Partisan Opposition to Cutting Medicare-Funded Nursing Home Care

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Democracy Corps Battleground Poll of likely voters in swing congressional districts conducted...


17 Aug, 2007, 01:00 ET Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care Calls on SEIU to Retract 'False Characterization' of Alliance Ad Campaign

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alan Rosenbloom, President of The Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care (the "Alliance") today...