• CMS Proposes Major Initiative for Hip & Knee Replacements

    July 30, 2015

    Model supports quality and care improvements for patient’s transition from surgery to recovery


    Hip and knee replacements are some of the most common surgeries that Medicare beneficiaries receive. In 2013, there were more than 400,000 inpatient primary procedures, costing Medicare more than $7 billion for hospitalization alone. While some incentives exist for hospitals to avoid post-surgery complications that can ...

  • 2015 Focused Dementia Care Survey Expansion Efforts

    July 16, 2015



    Upon completion of the initial 2014 Focused Dementia Care Survey Pilot, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) revised survey materials and tools based upon surveyor feedback and data analysis. CMS is now expanding upon the work of the focused survey pilot and has invited states to conduct such surveys in FY2015 (ends September 30) on ...

  • AHCA/NCAL: Responsible Use of Antibiotics

    June 22, 2015

    For Immediate Release                  
    June 2, 2015


    AHCA/NCAL Taking Steps to Ensure the Responsible Use of Antibiotics

    Association pledges support of President’s antibiotic stewardship initiative at White House event


    Washington, DC — The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) today reinforced its commitment to the responsible use of antibiotics in assisted living, long ...
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