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Argentum Supports Efforts to Fill Vacancies on Labor Board

June 8, 2017

Argentum has announced its support of a request by Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Congressman Tim Walberg (R-MI) that President Trump fill vacancies on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) as soon as possible. Congresswoman Foxx serves as the Chairwoman of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce and Congressman Walberg serves as…

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Argentum Supports DOL Action on Joint Employer Standard

June 8, 2017

Argentum has announced its support of the June 7 decision by the U.S. Department of Labor to withdraw its administrative interpretation regarding joint employment. “Argentum is pleased that Secretary Acosta has taken this important step that we hope will ultimately return the joint employer standard to its longstanding standard that existed for over thirty years…

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Argentum Silver PAC Supports Congressman Brady at Recent Event

May 26, 2017

Paul Williams, Argentum vice president of government relations, recently attended an event on behalf of Argentum Silver PAC for the re-election of Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX) who serves as the Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee. Congressman Brady discussed the tax reform efforts of the Ways and Means Committee, which…

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Argentum Monitoring Impact of Proposed Budget on Senior Living

May 23, 2017

President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget submitted to Congress this week leaves core Social Security and Medicare benefits untouched, but proposes substantial cuts to anti-poverty programs impacting seniors and their families. The budget proposal “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” aims to balance the federal budget over ten years with tax and regulatory reforms aiming…

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Administration Moves to Repeal Persuader Rule

May 23, 2017

The Department of Labor (DOL) sent today to the Office of Management Budget (OMB) a new proposed rulemaking rescinding the Obama administration’s persuader rule. The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs within the OMB will now review the proposed rule.  If approved, the DOL will publish the proposal in the Federal Register and open it up…

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Supreme Court Decision Expected to Benefit Senior Living

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…

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Argentum to Continue CCRC Regulation Discussions with Florida Stakeholders

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…

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Kentucky Litigation Reform Legislation Signed Into Law

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…

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Argentum Silver PAC Supports Recent Event for Senator Marco Rubio

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…

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Argentum Silver PAC Supports Recent Event for Senator John Cornyn

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…

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CMS Clarifies Some Sprinkler System Requirements

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.

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CMS Unveils Consumer Websites for Comparing Rehab Facilities, LTC Hospitals

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.

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