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May 31, 2013, 09:17 ET New Analysis of U.S. SNF Sector: Margins, Access to Capital Reaching Critical Condition

A new analysis of the U.S. skilled nursing facility sector's (SNF) total margin performance and access to capital finds the nation's second largest...


May 06, 2013, 10:31 ET Analysis of U.S. Nursing Home Care Quality Details Continuing Progress for Patients

A new wide-ranging report detailing long-term, post-acute and rehabilitative care quality trends in U.S. skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) shows...


Feb 28, 2013, 02:15 ET Analysis: DC Sequester Cuts Texas Seniors' Medicare-Funded Nursing Home Care $51 Million

With federal sequester cuts scheduled to go into effect tomorrow, March 1st, an analysis by the non partisan health policy research firm Avalere...


Feb 27, 2013, 02:22 ET ATTN Health/Business Writers: DC Sequester Nursing Home Medicare Cuts Detailed By State

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...


Feb 25, 2013, 12:40 ET New Schumer Bill Helps Vulnerable Nursing Home Patients by Addressing Unfair, Costly Hospital "Observation Stays"

The Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care (AQNHC) today praised the introduction of New York Senator Chuck Schumer's (D-NY) bill, the Improving...


Feb 22, 2013, 02:37 ET As NGA Convenes, National Long Term Care Leader Underscores Crucial Nature of Medicaid 'Provider Assessment' in Preserving Seniors' Access to Quality Nursing Home Care

As the National Governors Association (NGA) convenes in Washington, D.C. today for its 2013 Winter Meeting, the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home...


Feb 12, 2013, 03:43 ET Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care Chairman, Stephen L. Guillard, Appointed by House Speaker John Boehner to Serve on New Long Term Care Commission

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...


Feb 08, 2013, 10:47 ET Re-nomination of Tavenner to Lead CMS Praised by Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care

The Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care (AQNHC) today praised the Obama Administration's intent to re-nominate Marilyn Tavenner as head of the...


Jan 31, 2013, 12:53 ET Amid New ATRA Medicare Part B SNF Medicare Cut, Recent Headlines Spotlight Sector Economic Instability, Credit Crunch, Facility Closure

With the U.S. skilled nursing facility (SNF) sector now facing $65.6 billion in total FY 2012-21 Medicare funding reductions following the American...


Jan 16, 2013, 10:18 ET Avalere Finds SNFs Face Still More Medicare Cuts Due to Fiscal Cliff Package

he Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care (AQNHC) today released new data from Avalere showing that provisions contained in the fiscal cliff package...


Dec 20, 2012, 08:44 ET New O'Malley Letter to President Obama and Senate, House Leadership Stresses Urgency of Upholding State Medicaid Flexibility

he Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care (AQNHC) today praised Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley for issuing a new letter to President Barack Obama...


Dec 19, 2012, 12:50 ET AQNHC Releases New "Three Pillars of Post Acute Reform" Policy Outline as Urgency of Passing Key Medicare Payment Reforms Grow

In releasing its new "Three Pillars of Post Acute Reform" policy outline during a media conference call today, the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home...


Dec 14, 2012, 02:15 ET New NGA/NASBO Fiscal Survey of States Spotlights Ongoing Fragility of Nation's SNF Sector

As the new fiscal survey of states released today by the National Governors Association (NGA) and National Association of State Budget Officers...


Dec 04, 2012, 11:14 ET Governors' Meeting Today With President Obama Underscores Importance of Upholding State Medicaid Flexibility as Medicare Cuts Loom for Nation's Nursing Home Patients

As three Democratic and GOP Governors meet at the White House today to discuss how going over the so-called 'fiscal cliff' will impact states, the...


Nov 13, 2012, 11:10 ET AQNHC: Governors Key to Helping Uphold State Medicaid Flexibility as SNF Providers, Patients Brace for Nearly $4 Billion FY 2014 Medicare Reductions

As Congress returns today, the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care (AQNHC) is stressing the increasing vulnerability of the U.S. Skilled Nursing...


Nov 09, 2012, 02:11 ET AQNHC on President Obama, Speaker Boehner Fiscal Cliff Remarks: With $65 Billion SNF Medicare Cuts in Place, Time to Move Beyond "Just Trying to Whack Reimbursement Rates"

The following is a statement from Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care President, Alan G. Rosenbloom, commenting on remarks today from President...


Nov 05, 2012, 10:32 ET Campaign 2012 Has Boosted Importance and Value of Nursing Home Care in Public Policy Dialogue, AQNHC Leader Says

No matter who wins the White House tomorrow, the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care said the 2012 campaign issues terrain – with a prominent...


Oct 10, 2012, 10:44 ET In Run-Up to VP Debate, Both Parties' Proposed Changes to Medicaid-Funded Nursing Home Care Questioned

In the run-up to the Vice-Presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, where health care will inevitably be a central focus of discussion,...


Oct 03, 2012, 01:18 ET Pennsylvania $24.2 Million Medicare Cut Now in Effect for State Nursing Homes, Patients

New $24.2 million cuts to Pennsylvania seniors' Medicare-funded nursing home care officially kicked-in this week as a result of the Middle Class Tax...


Oct 02, 2012, 11:19 ET Florida $60.5 Million Medicare Cut Now in Effect for State Nursing Homes, Patients

New $60.5 million cuts to Florida seniors' Medicare-funded nursing home care formally kicked-in yesterday, October 1st, as a result of the Middle...


Sep 21, 2012, 10:23 ET $30.7 Million Cut to Louisiana Seniors' Medicare-Funded Nursing Home Care Begins Kicking-In October 1st, 2012

With President Barack Obama and Paul Ryan scheduled to address the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Expo in New Orleans today, the...


Sep 18, 2012, 10:07 ET Closer Look at "Vague" Sequester Report: Ohio Seniors' Medicare-Funded SNF Care to be Cut $37.3 Million on January 1, 2013

Filling in details and context to what National Journal characterized as a "vague" Office of Management and Budget (OMB) report detailing how the...


Sep 17, 2012, 10:07 ET Closer Look at "Vague" Sequester Report: Seniors' Medicare Funded Nursing Home Care Hardest Hit in California, Florida, Texas, New York, Illinois, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Massachusetts

Filling in details and context to what National Journal characterized as a "vague" Office of Management and Budget (OMB) report detailing how the...


Sep 12, 2012, 11:28 ET In 12 States With Heaviest Cumulative 2012 Presidential Ad Spending, Sequester Will Cut Senior's Medicare-Funded Nursing Home Care by Quarter Billion Dollars

In the twelve states that have been the focus of the heaviest cumulative paid media spending in the 2012 presidential campaign, U.S seniors' skilled...


Sep 06, 2012, 01:41 ET In Advance of Sequestration Transparency Act Report, AQNHC Warns U.S. Nursing Home Sector Faces $65 Billion in Cumulative Medicare Funding Reductions Over Next 10 Years

With specific details as to how the sequestration provision of the Budget Control Act will impact federal programs due later this week as required by ...