Skilled Nursing News July 29, 2021
A new bill before Congress — the Choose Home Care Act of 2021 — received support on both sides of the aisle when it was introduced on Thursday, though one of the loudest voices in the long-term care lobby is disappointed to see it move forward.
In a statement released on Thursday, the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) argued that the legislation lacks clear quality and safety provisions and will leave patients vulnerable to inadequate care.
“We adamantly oppose this bill in its current form,” the statement read.
AHCA/NCAL felt the bill would supplant existing benefits, create duplicative payments, confuse beneficiaries and increase out-of-pocket costs. It supports offering “rational” population health framework approaches for beneficiary’s preferred...