Wednesday, June 7, 2017

AHCA/NCAL Advocates Visit Lawmakers in Record Numbers

Drew Thies

Over 450 AHCA/NCAL members traveled to Washington, D.C. this week for the association’s annual Congressional Briefing event. It was the largest turnout for the conference to date at a time when health care policy is at the top of the political agenda. 

Attendees heard from multiple expert speakers, received a briefing on the top issues facing long term and post-acute care providers, and then traveled to Capitol Hill to bring their message to lawmakers.

AHCA/NCAL members educated Members of Congress on in increasing quality in the profession, the importance of Medicaid in funding on term care, and the increasing regulatory burden of recent changes from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Prior to going to Capitol Hill, attendees heard from FOX News Channel's chief political anchor, Bret Baier; Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.); and Sen. John Hoeven.

In addition to the Hill visits and speakers, AHCA/NCAL also awarded Dirk Anjewierden, Executive Director of the Utah Health Care Association, and Greg Elliot, Vice President and Owner of American Medical Facilities Management, the Joe Warner Patient Advocacy award for their outstanding efforts on behalf of the profession and the people they serve.

The next Congressional Briefing will be June 4-5, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency in Washington, D.C.

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