Tuesday, January 20, 2015

AHCA/NCAL Supports the Reintroduction of Rep. Renacci Bill to Protect Quality of Care for Seniors

Dana Halvorson

The American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) commended Congressman Jim Renacci (R-OH) for reintroducing the Creating Access to Rehabilitation for Every Senior (CARES) Act of 2015 (H.R. 290) last week. The CARES Act of 2015, which was first introduced in 2013, eliminates the three-day inpatient stay required for Medicare coverage of Part A skilled nursing care benefits by allowing centers that meet particular criteria to automatically qualify to waive the prior hospitalization requirement. The criteria are based on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Nursing Home Compare program.

AHCA/NCAL supports eliminating the three-day stay requirement and solving the related issue of observation stays. Rep. Renacci’s press release on his bill can be found here. For more information about observation stays and the three-day stay requirement, visit the AHCA/NCAL website.

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