CHA News Article

CHA’s Center for Post-Acute Care Educates Policymakers in Washington, D.C.
Board members met with Congressional leadership, MedPAC

Board representatives from CHA’s Center for Post-Acute Care traveled to Washington, D.C. yesterday to educate members of the California congressional delegation on issues important to post-acute providers. The groups met with nearly half of the delegation, including meetings with staff members of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, and the House Ways and Means Committee. They shared the message that they are in a unique position to advocate as a united group of post-acute providers across different settings, and are available as a resource to congressional offices as post-acute reform develops under the recently passed Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act.

CHA members also met with Dr. Mark Miller, executive director of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and held a frank discussion about the future of post-acute care and beneficiaries’ access to care. CHA and the Center for Post-Acute Care look forward to serving as a resource to MedPAC as it makes recommendations to Congress for post-acute payment reform.