AGG Healthcare practice chair Hedy Rubinger was quoted in a McKnight’s Long-Term Care News article titled, “Provider Groups Look to Shape Regulations After Funding Victories,” published on September 23, 2022.
As many states have tightened regulations in keeping with the federal focus on nursing home reform, provider associations and individual nursing home leaders are often sitting alongside worker and patient advocates whose voices have generally driven policy.
Hedy stated that lawmakers and policymakers benefit from allowing providers to participate in the legislative and rulemaking process.
“The reason you either want a trade association or providers at the table is because they provide insight into how these laws and policies apply in practice,” Hedy said. “A provider or trade association can help explain to lawmakers what makes sense from a business and operational perspective. This involvement helps to ensure that the resources of both providers and regulatory bodies are used effectively.”
While providers understand their obligation to comply with the regulatory process and ownership disclosures when properties change hands, Hedy continued, they also want the process to be efficient.
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