On September 6, CMS released the proposed rule, Minimum Staffing Standards for Long-Term Care Facilities and Medicaid Institutional Payment Transparency Reporting (CMS-2023-0144-0001).
Access the AHCA/NCAL Action Center to submit Comments today! DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS IS NOVEMBER 6.
The Texas Health Care Association (THCA) has officially partnered with Incite Strategic Partners, a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) dedicated to serving senior living communities of all sizes. THCA had many reasons for selecting Incite as their exclusive GPO partner. The most important goals that steer this new relationship are:
Facility assessments are mentioned more than 100 times in the CMS State Operations Manual and F838 – Facility Assessment – specifically outlines facility assessment requirements. ahcancalED offers Facility Assessments 101: The Driver of Resources, Training and Competencies, a webinar to help your team become proficient in completing assessments. The one-hour training describes the relationship each facility’s individualized assessment has to daily operations as well as when emergencies arise. It also explains how to complete a facility assessment, includes a sample assessment, and provides links to numerous helpful resources covering facility assessments and staff competencies.
All nursing facilities must update their facility assessments as needed or at least annually. These assessments determine the resources and staff competencies each nursing facility should have for compliance with CMS requirements for meeting the current needs of residents.
The cost of the training is $50 for AHCA members and $75 for non-members and comes with 1.25 NAB CEs and 1.0 contact hour through the Iowa Board of Nursing.
Individuals will need to login to ahcancalED with their AHCA/NCAL usernames and passwords to register. For assistance obtaining usernames and passwords, members should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with their name and facility contact information.
The THCA Legislative Report: 88th Session of the Texas Legislature is a summary of the actions taken by the 88th Legislature affecting long-term care, including bills that passed and some that did not. THCA members and representatives were active at the Capitol this legislative session every day talking to members, addressing their concerns, and answering their questions.
As we move into the summer and prepare for special sessions, THCA members must stay involved with their elected officials.
The percentage increase for Skilled Nursing Facilities Medicare reimbursement beginning 10/1/2023.