Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Rep. Blumenauer Visits Provider in Oregon

Drew Thies

Rep. Earl Blumenauer visited AHCA/NCAL member Cascade Terrace Nursing Center, a Prestige Care facility, in Portland, Oregon last week.

Blumenauer was able to speak with both facility staff as well as patients and residents at the facility in an effort to understand issues facing long term care providers.

Cascade Terrace is a nursing and rehabilitation center and provider for Medicaid, Medicare and several managed care health plans. The center received the Silver Award from the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program.

Blumenauer is a member of House Committee on Ways and Means, the House committee that has large jurisdiction over Medicare policy. Advocates at the event informed the Congressman about current efforts in the Ways and Means Committee to institute value-based purchasing for post-acute care providers and emphasized the importance of stakeholder input on any future policy.

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