Category: Federal News
Welcome to the Federal News category. These news items pertain to aging services national policies and programs.
On November 30, 2023 by Sharon Hollister
Join us at Noon on Wednesday, Dec. 19, for the webinar GUIDE Model: Collaboration in Dementia Care for Assisted Living and Senior Housing.
On November 16, 2023 by Libbie Chapuran
Argentum, LeadingAge Minnesota's national partner for assisted living providers, has shared that a national publication based in Washington, DC, plans to report on several assisted living topics.
On November 2, 2023 by Bobbie Guidry
In response to advocacy by LeadingAge and others, HUD has extended the 2023 Standards for Success report submission due date to Dec. 31.
On November 2, 2023 by Mark Schulz
On Oct. 26, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) released a final rule that will significantly broaden the standard for determining whether separate entities are “joint employers” of particular employees within the meaning of the National Labor Relations Act.
On October 26, 2023 by LeadingAge
LeadingAge advocacy helped HUD expand the agency’s connectivity initiative to 50-100 new HUD-assisted properties.
On October 19, 2023 by Mark Schulz
It’s essential that we flood CMS with comments about its proposed staffing rule and its impact on the people you serve. And if you do not know where to start, we’ve got you covered.
On October 12, 2023 by LeadingAge
HUD’s new Multifamily Disaster Preparedness Plan Template is designed to help HUD-assisted housing providers create property-specific plans to protect resident life and safety during a disaster.
On October 5, 2023 by Mark Schulz
In its proposed rule, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposes to relocate, modify, and thereby strengthen the facility assessment requirements related to staffing.
On September 28, 2023 by Julie Apold
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued Memorandum QSO-23-23-NHs outlining structural changes to the Civil Money Penalty Reinvestment Program (CMPRP).
On September 28, 2023 by Kari Everson
The National Health and Safety Network (NHSN) appears to be generating inaccurate quality alerts for the Weekly COVID-19 Vaccination Module for long-term care facility residents.
On September 21, 2023 by Mark Schulz
CMS published the nursing home minimum staffing standards proposed rule in the Federal Register on Sept. 6, 2023, and proposes standards that include minimum staffing for Registered Nurses (RNs) and nurse aides.
On September 14, 2023 by LeadingAge
In a Sept. 12 letter to leadership at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), LeadingAge requested “urgent action” on HOTMA implementation.
On September 7, 2023 by Mark Schulz
The US Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division provides notice it will issue a notice of proposed rulemaking to restore and extend overtime protections. In its news release, the DOL stated the proposed federal rule would guarantee overtime pay for most salaried workers earning less than $1,059 per week, about $55,000 per year.
On August 31, 2023 by Mark Schulz
In a final direct rule published Aug. 25, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a final rule to remove unnecessary barriers to the fair, efficient, and expeditious resolution of representation questions.
On August 24, 2023 by LeadingAge
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) broke down how $12 million in new Congressional funding, for which LeadingAge advocated, will increase Section 202 rents as communities with Project Rental Assistance Contracts (PRACs) go through Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) conversion.
On August 17, 2023 by Bobbie Guidry
In a Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services Informational Bulletin released on Aug. 15, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) outlines that states must continue to apply spousal impoverishment standards to married applicants and beneficiaries of Home and Community-Based Services through September 2027.
On August 10, 2023 by Julie Apold
The next submission deadline for the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) is Aug. 15 at 11:59 p.m.
On August 3, 2023 by Bobbie Guidry
On July 27, HUD published supplemental guidance for the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) to support senior housing communities undergoing preservation transactions.
On July 27, 2023 by Julie Apold
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has begun notifying Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) that were determined to be out of compliance with the Quality Reporting Program (QRP) requirements for the Calendar Year 2022.
On July 13, 2023 by LeadingAge
During a markup help by the House Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) on July 12, lawmakers advanced a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding proposal for Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) that would enact serious cuts to affordable housing programs.
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