Skilled Nursing News June 29, 2022
Alex Zorn

LeadingAge does not think the Biden Administration is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to long-term care in this country.

In a letter sent to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xaiver Becerra, LeadingAge CEO and President Katie Smith Sloan expressed “deep concerns” about some of the actions the agency has taken, arguing that proposed payment cuts will reduce care access for older adults.

While the Biden Administration once laid out campaign promises to support older adults’ ability to access quality home health, the advocacy group raised concerns this week that is no longer the case.

Sloan worried the “fragile” long-term care ecosystem could “simply cease to exist,” especially for mission-driven, high-quality members, if some...

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