Navigation Links
Coalition to Protect Senior Care Urges House Ways and Means Panel to Reject MedPAC Recommendations on SNF Medicare Funding
Date:3/18/2009

National Shortage of Long Term Care Workforce, Economic Recession and Weakened States Budgets Underscore Need for Medicare Update in FY 2010 Budget

JOPLIN, Mo., March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national coalition of frontline caregivers today said the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's (MedPAC) recommendation urging the House Ways and Means Committee to reject a Medicare cost of living adjustment for skilled nursing facilities in FY 2010 poses major consequences for seniors' growing care needs, the long term care sector experiencing a national workforce shortage, and a U.S. economy in need of jobs growth.

"On every conceivable level, MedPAC's recommendation not to grant a Medicare cost of living update to skilled nursing facilities is shortsighted and wrong," said Lori Porter, co-founder of the National Association of Health Care Assistants and the Coalition to Protect Senior Care. "At a time when Congress and President Obama are proposing economic recovery initiatives to stimulate jobs growth in the long term care sector to help improve patient care and help move our economy forward, the MedPAC policy would do just the opposite."

"Frontline direct care workers in skilled nursing facilities are already challenged with staffing shortages -- 110,000 nationwide -- and these facilities, particularly in rural communities, are often the largest local employer," she pointed out.

Said Porter: "Filling those vital long term care positions should be a key component to jumpstarting local economies and preserving the quality of care we deliver to our most frail seniors -- especially at a time when states are cutting Medicaid funding and programs, the other primary funding source for skilled nursing care."

The Coalition to Protect Senior Care consists of the American Association for Long Term Care Nursing (AALTCN); the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA); the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators (AANAC); the National Rural Health Association (NRHA); the American Association of Nurse Executives (AANEX); the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA); the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA); the American Society of Health Care Administration Executives (ASHCAE); the American Health Care Association (AHCA); the American Health Quality Association (AHQA); the National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL); the National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA); the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care; the Coalition of Women in Long Term Care (COWL); and the Nurse Executive Council.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Coalition to Protect Senior Care
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. MMR Information Systems Offers First Bilingual Personal Health Record Through The Latino Coalition
2. Tony Coelho is Named New Chair of Coalition for Comparative Effectiveness Research
3. The Coalition for Ethical Imaging Announces Support for Diagnostic Imaging Bills Introduced in Texas Legislature
4. Food & Water Watch and International Coalition Members to Protest World Water Forum in Istanbul
5. Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice President Applauds Obama Stem Cell Policy
6. Aspen Institute to Introduce Roadmap for Responsible Health Care Reform, New Coalition To Call For Sustainable Improvements
7. The Healthcare Waste and Emergency Preparedness Coalition Announces Its Official Formation
8. Coalition to Protect Senior Care Praises Bipartisan House Effort to Protect Seniors Nursing Home Care, LTC Workforce
9. National Caregiver Coalition to National Governors Association: Establish State Task Forces to Monitor Medicaid Spending, Ascertain Funds Going to Protect Seniors
10. National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, UCLA, WellPoint, and Genentech Launch Initiative to Provide Coordinated Follow-Up Care for People Surviving Cancer
11. Coalition to Protect Senior Care Urges Obama Administration to Support Frontline Caregivers by Protecting Medicare Funding in FY 2010 Budget Blueprint
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/30/2017)... ... ... inventor and manicurist from Greet, S.C., wants to offer people a new way to care ... and healthy feet, so I know the importance of proper foot care," he said. "In ... FOOT-TRAN SYSTEM." , The FOOT-TRAN SYSTEM enables a user to clean and exfoliate the bottoms ...
(Date:3/30/2017)... ... 30, 2017 , ... This morning, more than 275 medical ... support for an independent Vaccine Safety Commission. Five of the signers of the ... hold a press conference at 9:00 AM Friday, March 31 at the ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... San Diego, CA (PRWEB) , ... March 29, 2017 , ... ... meningiomas(1,2), and up to 300,000 people each year develop other types of metastatic brain ... spread quickly throughout the brain(3). As efforts focus on finding more effective treatment options, ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... ... main cause of hay fever in the United States, with an estimated 95 percent of ... July each year; with the worst time for sufferers being June and July. , ... provide an effective defense against grass pollen; they are proven in independent studies to trap ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 30, 2017 , ... Sublime Naturals and its ... Life" or "Wonder Spice", it has been used for thousands of years. , "The ... says Heshelow, author of " Turmeric: How to Use it For Your Wellness. Overcome ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/30/2017)... PHILADELPHIA , March 30, 2017  Lannett Company, ... the company voluntarily made a $25 million payment against ... $25 million payment, combined with the $75 million payment ... us approximately $5.5 million in annualized cash interest expense, ... executive officer of Lannett.  "Our business is solid and ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... (Insource IONM, Outsource IONM), By Region And Trend Analysis From ... ... Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM) market is expected to reach USD 3.6 ... witness significant growth in the forecast period, which can be ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... NEW YORK , March 29, 2017 Global ... cross US$ 3 billion by 2021, growing at a CAGR ... containing iron prescribed by a doctor to treat anemia or ... the iron level in the body. However, in some cases, ... in the body and intravenous (IV) iron therapy comes into ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: