Thank you to everyone who attended and helped make the 66th Annual Fall Convention such a success! Read More
The State Assembly yesterday passed Assembly Bill 432 with a vote of 62-32. All Republicans voted for the bill, along with three Democrats. 32 Democrats voted against the bill. Read More
Brian Purtell, WHCA Legal Services Director, and Jackie Strader, Director of Quality Advancement and Regulatory Affairs will be attending the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Region V annual meeting in Chicago on December 11 and 12, 2017. Read More
DHS said the next step for participating providers will be an implementation webinar for the training programs only (NH and technical colleges with NATP) on November 9th from 1:30-2:30. More details on the webinar will be available soon. Read More
This week we will focus on Part 3 of the new survey procedure: Initial Pool Process.
During the initial pool process, surveyors will briefly screen all residents in their assigned area. Each surveyor will identify about eight residents to include in their initial pool. Read More
At the AHCA/NCAL 68th Annual Convention and Expo in Las Vegas, attendees had the opportunity to learn about caregivers, residents, activities, and other significant events occurring over the past year within the long term and post-acute care profession through a series of videos. Read More
Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network (QIN), as part of the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative (NNHQCC), has been working with nursing homes across Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin to reduce the inappropriate use of antipsychotic medications. Read More
Lake Superior Quality Innovations Network is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, November 15 on the importance of foot care and immunizations for people with diabetes. Read More
The American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) President and CEO Mark Parkinson applauded the House of Representatives' vote to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB).
New payment models, the expansion of managed care, and regulatory changes have all had a significant impact on our profession. More change is coming, and our job at AHCA is help you prepare for that change. Read More
Introduction of legislation aimed at improving access to long term care services for veterans was announced last week, continuing the progress of AHCA and others on veterans health care issues. Read More
Representatives Kathy Bernier, Todd Novak, Beth Meyers, and Debra Kolste; and Senator Sheila Harsdorf are circulating a bill for co-sponsors that would address supported decision-making regarding adult life decisions. Read More
Recently, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 66 million Americans will increase 2.0% in 2018. The 2.0% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 61 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2018. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 29, 2017. Read More