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Opposition arises to MedPAC's inflation decision.

The Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care issued a statement voicing its dissatisfaction with the Medicare Payment Noun 1. medicare payment - a check reimbursing an aged person for the expenses of health care
medicare check

bank check, check, cheque - a written order directing a bank to pay money; "he paid all his bills by check"
 Advisory Commission's (MedPAC) resistance to an annual inflation adjustment for skilled nursing facilities skilled nursing facility
n. Abbr. SNF
An establishment that houses chronically ill, usually elderly patients, and provides long-term nursing care, rehabilitation, and other services.
 (SNFs) and to freeze 2008 payments. MedPAC also wants to implement a site-neutral postacute payment system. With the increasing cost of providing quality long-term care long-term care (LTC),
n the provision of medical, social, and personal care services on a recurring or continuing basis to persons with chronic physical or mental disorders.
, a normal annual inflation update would help to sustain quality gains in nursing homes across the country, an American Health Care Association The American Health Care Association (AHCA) is non-profit federation of affiliated state health organizations, together representing more than 10,000 non-profit and for-profit assisted living, nursing facility, developmentally-disabled, and subacute care providers that care for  press release stated.
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Title Annotation:INDUSTRY UPDATE
Publication:Contemporary Long Term Care
Date:Mar 1, 2007
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