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  • Registration is Open! 2017 Consumer Voice
    Annual Conference

    The Consumer Voice’s 41st Annual Conference will be held on November 5th through 8th, 2017 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.

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  • Join the
    Resident's Voice Challenge!

    Residents and consumers are encouraged to get creative and share their thoughts on this year's theme.

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  • Share Your Story
    With Us

    Consumer Voice is collecting stories about how Medicaid has helped individuals receive care. Tell us why Medicaid is important to you or your family.

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  • Preserving Access to Civil Justice
    for Long-Term Care

    Long-term care consumers must maintain their right to legal justice in the event they face abuse or neglect. This right is in danger of being stripped away.

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CMS Provides Update on Special Focus Facility Initiative May 26, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has provided an update on the Special Focus Facility Initiative.

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CMS Announces Extension for Compliance with Home- and Community-Based Settings Rule May 24, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced an extension of the transition period for complying with the HCBS Final Rule.

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We’re fighting the good fight … and we need your help! May 09, 2017

During these past few months, there has been an unprecedented assault on the policies that support access to quality long-term care and protect the rights of long-term care consumers.  We are fighting back.

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Save Medicaid & Protect All Long-Term Care Consumers: Oppose Medicaid Per Capita Caps! March 13, 2017

Medicaid is a lifeline for nursing home residents and other long-term care consumers.  Tell your members of congress to oppose per capita caps!

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Groups - Sign onto the letter opposing H.R. 1215 March 03, 2017

Protect consumers’ rights to hold providers accountable. Groups, sign on to letter opposing H.R. 1215.

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Oppose the Repeal of the ACA and Changes to Medicaid February 17, 2017

Congress is planning to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and replace it with major changes to Medicaid.  Tell your members of Congress NO!

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Thank You to Those Who Signed Our Letter to CMS on Arbitration August 05, 2016

Thank you to all the individuals and organizations who signed onto our letter to CMS calling for the agency to ban pre-dispute arbitration clauses in nursing home agreements once and for all.

Action Update
U.S. Senate Approves Older Americans Act Reauthorization April 08, 2016

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved a bill to reauthorize the Older Americans Act!  House-amended S. 192, the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2015, will now be sent to President Obama to sign.

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Older Americans Act Passes in the House March 22, 2016

The House passed the Older Americans Act! The Reauthorization bill will help older adults age with independence and dignity in their homes and communities, and protect elders in long-term care facilities and other settings.

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