TQ TeleConnection- June 2018

Azar touts new SNF pay model for making long-term care sustainable

HHS Secretary Alex Azar warned nursing homes on Tuesday that his agency will use Medicare to cut down on excessive, expensive care and hospital readmissions to nudge post-acute and long-term services into value-based community care.

In a speech to the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living, Azar focused on the Trump administration's shift toward the industry after freezing Obama-era regulations that many nursing homes were struggling to comply with before penalties. Azar promised that HHS will continue rolling back those regulations and will use payment models instead to improve quality.

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Susannah Luthi