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National Long Term Care Leaders to Release New Data, Discuss Negative National Economic, Jobs Impact
Date:5/9/2008

Resulting From Bush Administration's $770 Million Cut to Medicare-Financed Nursing Home Care

WASHINGTON, May 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The leaders of the American Health Care Association (AHCA) and Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care will conduct a media conference call to release and comment on a new study from The Lewin Group outlining the negative impact to the U.S. economy resulting from the Bush Administration's recently-announced cut of $770 million to Medicare-financed nursing home care for FY 2009, on

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

11 am EDT

Dial in (800) 762-6067

The new analysis will also quantify how the Medicare cuts, announced last week by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), will harm the U.S. jobs base and the ability of federal and state governments to generate revenue for key state and national priorities. Speakers will include:

-- Alan Rosenbloom, President of the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care

-- Bruce Yarwood, President and CEO of the AHCA

-- Al Dobson, Consultant, The Lewin Group, and

-- Tony Marshall, Reimbursement Director for the Florida Health Care

Association

Also to be released is new state by state data from AHCA indicating the 10 hardest-hit states by Medicare cuts to in nursing home care resulting from the $770 million FY 2009 funding reduction.

To reserve a place on the call, please contact Amy Weiss (Amy@pointblankpa.com) 202-203-0448 or Rebecca Reid 410-267-1128 (Reidconsulting@comcast.net).


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