NMHCA Evolves
Meeting Your Needs

As long-term care continues to evolve, and with that the needs of the membership, NMCHA remains committed to providing  value and a high return on investment to our members. As part of our efforts to evolve along with you, NMHCA is moving to a shorter, more pointed weekly Bulletin, which we believe will better serve our members’ needs. 

Our goal is to make it easier for you to find the information that affects you, your staff, and your residents. Your feedback and suggestions are important to us.

NMHCA Advocates
NMHCA Goes to Washington

Earlier this month NMHCA members and staff went to Washington, DC, and participated in ACHA/NCAL's Congressional Briefing. In addition to learning about the latest happenings in long-term and post-acute care, NMHCA members and staff met directly with members of Congress and their staff to discuss the most pressing issues, and advocate for what you need to provide the very best care in your centers.

Legal & Liability Reform

The Legal & Liability sub-committee is meeting today to develop a policy agenda and detailed policy positions. The overarching goal of the committee is to develop and advocate for positions that proactively create a legal environment that is fair, accessible, efficient, and is supporting of long-term care operations, business investment, and continued quality of care.

LTC Policy Points
CMS LTSS Expenditures Report

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS’s) annual report examining LTSS expenditures on a state-by-state basis was recently released showing 2016 data. Click here to access the full report.

Medicare Part A Value-Based Purchasing

Starting October 1, 2018, all SNF Medicare Part A rates will be cut by 2% to fund an incentive payment pool. At that time, CMS will adjust payments and return some amount to providers based on how well they do in managing hospital readmissions rates. CMS is currently collecting re-hospitalization data using the Skilled Nursing Facility 30-day All-Cause Readmission Measure (SNFRM) to identify re-hospitalizations within 30 days of admission to a SNF.
NMHCA Connects
Member Site Visits

New NMHCA Executive Director, Jason Espinoza, continues traveling the state to visit with long-term care administrators, directors of nursing, and direct care staff. This week Jason met with executive staff from Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque and ABQ Post Acute. The face-to-face meetings give Jason a chance to introduce himself to members, listen to their needs, and learn how the association can continue to provide value and support to long-term care facilities.

If you would like to schedule an in-person visit with Jason at your site, please email him.

Upcoming Events & Trainings
2018 Annual Convention
August 15-17, 2018
Isleta Resort & Casino

Life Safety Code
September 24-25, 2018

Passenger Assistance Trainer Course
October 22-23, 2018

40 Hour Basic Course for Activity Directors
November 5-9, 2018
NMHCA Opportunities
Best of the Best Awards

Nominations are open through July 6, 2018. Download the nomination form here.

Interested in Board Service?

Serving on the Board allows you to share your expertise to help NMHCA realize our mission of supporting you to help effect the quality of life and quality of care for New Mexico's frail elderly and disabled. If you are interested in being considered for a Board of Directors position by the nominating committee, please email Jason Espinoza.

Your Association – Your Decisions – Your Direction

Committee membership is one of the best ways to make your voice heard in determining the direction of New Mexico long-term care. When you get involved, you help recommend policies and help us provide resources that give people a real opportunity to improve the quality of life and quality of care of New Mexico’s frail elderly and intellectually disabled populations. View our committees here and let us know which ones you want to participate on by sending an email to Jason Espinoza.

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