May 16, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided 7-1 with a Kentucky nursing home in a closely watched case related to powers of attorney and arbitration agreements. The Supreme Court of Kentucky previously ruled against Kindred Nursing Centers in a case related to wrongful death lawsuits. The daughters of two nursing home residents who had powers…
May 15, 2017
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – May 15, 2017 – Argentum is announcing today its sustained commitment to address regulation of Florida’s continuing care retirement communities with state and industry stakeholders at the conclusion of the Florida legislature’s 2017 session. Legislation was proposed during the 2017 session (SB 1430/HB 1349) by Senator Tom Lee (R-Brandon) and Representative Cyndi…
March 20, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 20, 2017 – Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed KY SB 4, An Act Relating to Medical Review Panels, into law March 16. This law establishes a medical review panel system for use in civil litigation relating to health care providers, including assisted living and personal care home providers. Malpractice claims against…
March 6, 2017
Paul Williams, VP of Government Relations for Argentum, recently attended an event held for Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL). Senator Rubio is unique in understanding and championing the range of services offered to older adults in senior living communities. His familiarity with senior living issues goes back to his service in the Florida Legislature where as House…
February 23, 2017
Paul Williams, VP of Government Relations for Argentum, recently attended an event held for Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) who serves as the Senate’s Majority Whip. Senator Cornyn has continually worked to remove barriers that impede workforce development for senior living and other industries. Senator Cornyn is confident the Administration and the Congress will address some of…
January 4, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has clarified automatic sprinkler system installation requirements (PDF) in attic spaces in long-term care communities.
December 22, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has unveiled two new websites for consumers that include information about the quality of inpatient rehabilitation facilities and long-term care hospitals.
December 21, 2016
A bipartisan Senate report calls on Congress to take action to prevent huge cost increases on well-established prescription medicines. The Senate Special Committee on Aging reported the results of a year-long investigation this week, saying that some drug
December 20, 2016
America’s Health Rankings Annual Report was released this week, offering benchmarks to compare state performance and national standards, and showing that the nation is experiencing declines in smoking, preventable hospitalizations and the uninsured, but c
December 15, 2016
The Administration on Community Living has announced the theme of Older Americans Month for 2017 – Age Out Loud.
December 15, 2016
The Food and Drug Administration has issued guidance on how medical device firms let the public know about side effects that are discovered once those products are on the market.
December 8, 2016
On December 7, the Senate voted 94-5 to approve the 21st Century Cures Act bill. The bill seeks to expedite the process of getting new drugs and medical devices to the marketplace and provides funding for biomedical research.
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