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Apr 10, 2013, 02:14 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 Medicare...


Apr 08, 2013, 01:50 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 she...


Mar 15, 2013, 02:27 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 $9...


Oct 22, 2012, 03:31 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 by...


Oct 01, 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' Medicare-funded...


Aug 09, 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 reduction in...


Aug 07, 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...


Jul 07, 2010, 04:00 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 for...


Jun 09, 2010, 02:04 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

With the urgent extension of federal Medicaid relief (FMAP) unresolved -- coupled with the ongoing national recession and growing pressure on state...