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Nursing Home Reform Provisions in Budget Reconciliation Bill In Jeopardy

October 21, 2021

We have a huge opportunity to get meaningful nursing home reforms passed into law! Currently, Congress is involved in the budget reconciliation process. The good news is that the House has proposed a bill that includes critical provisions that would increase protections for nursing home residents. These provisions would lead to a minimum staffing standard, improve the survey and enforcement process, improve the accuracy and reliability of data submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and increase scrutiny of Medicare cost reports.

However, the Senate has not yet proposed a bill, and it is not clear that the nursing home provisions will be included.  It is also not guaranteed that these provisions will remain in the House bill.  Congress is currently in negotiations, and many provisions are on the chopping block.  We are gravely concerned that these important nursing home provisions will not make it into the final reconciliation bill.

After the loss of over 186,000 residents of long-term care facilities to COVID-19 and the prolonged suffering of other residents, it would be a travesty to not have increased protections included into the reconciliation bill.

That’s why we urgently need your help!

Please complete this form to reach out to  your Congressmembers and tell them to support these provisions!

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