PARCR - Posts Published in May 2014

Springing into Summer, May 2014

5/1/2014 - PARCR Admin

Regional Public Policy Forums!

LeadingAge PA held three Regional Policy Forums to discuss the 2014 Public Policy Objectives and Planning for the second-half of 2014. These Forums were open to all LeadingAge PA members as an opportunity to share policy ideas, discuss advocacy efforts and offer suggestions for outreach to fellow members, legislators and administration officials. Contact Joan Bradbury for results of these meetings.

Webinar: "Emergency Preparedness - Get Ready, Get Involved"

LeadingAge PA offered an important webinar on Emergency Preparedness, featuring Melissa Robbins, Healthcare and Coalition Coordinator with the DOH Office of Public Health Preparedness, and Tom Grace, Vice President of Emergency Preparedness at HAP. This presentation provide a detailed overview of the regional healthcare coalitions in PA and their role in emergency preparedness and response to disasters that affect long term care facilities across the Commonwealth. Contact Joan Bradbury to get contact information.

NorthStar 2.0 - Members are Financially Viable: Consider New and Improved Revenue Streams through a Short Term Rehab Unit

LeadingAge PA is committed to providing members with education and resources to optimize performance, and to identify challenges, shifts and future trends. Our NorthStar 2.0 encourages members to remain financially viable through the continual evaluation of new and improved revenue streams.

SGR Patch Bill Becomes Law

The Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 is now law. This legislation addresses the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula that is used to determine Medicare reimbursement rates. In the past, Congress passed short-term "patches" to address policy concerns over the SGR formula.

The Act prevents SGR for an additional year; delays ICD-10; extends Medicare therapy cap exceptions; and addresses other funding issues. Contact Joan Bradbury for additional details or questions. 4/3/2014

LeadingAge PA's Annual Conference & Exposition happening June 18-20 in Hershey

LeadingAge PA will host it's Annual Conference & Exposition June 18-20 at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey, PA.

This year's conference, 'GO!', features outstanding general session speakers (check out our Blog for highlights!); an Exposition Hall featuring over 190 businesses; and a special LeadingAge PA/HAP Symposium on Tuesday, June 17. Visit our conference website at for details.