Monthly Archives: September 2009

Update on National Assisted Living Disclosure Tool

Steve Maag, director of assisted living and continuing care at AAHSA, offers an update on the disclosure tool AHRQ and CEAL are currently working on to help consumers choose an assisted living facility.


CMS Releases Guidance on Surveying SNFs with EHRs

On August 14, 2009, CMS released guidance to all state survey agency directors on surveying skilled nursing facilities that use electronic health records (EHRs). The memo includes a discussion of the provider’s and surveyor’s role as well as a general discussion of the goal of EHRs. The new policy goes into effect immediately. Click on this link to access the entire document.


Peter Notarstefano, director of home and community-based services at AAHSA, talks about the health care reform proposals and their potential impact on HCBS providers