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Virginia Election Dates/Deadlines
Published on: 9/17/2020
This is a list of dates released by Governor Northam's office September 2020
Governor Northam's Voting Update
Susan Hinderleider
Published on: 9/16/2020
Link to Governor's 9/15 news conference and listing of 7 points about voting in Virginia this November.
NaCCRA Opposes Granting Immunity to Nursing Homes
NaCCRA Board
Published on: 6/3/2020
The NaCCRA Board of Directors approved the statement opposing liability waivers for nursing home providers and operators,
CMS Guidance on Reopening
Published on: 5/19/2020
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services published guidance to states on reopening nursing homes. The link is on the COVID Forum.
CODVID-19 Information Available on Forum
Published on: 3/14/2020
We are asking NaCCRA members to share what is happening in their CCRCs with the spread of the coronavirus since CCRC residents all in the high risk category. The Forum is for members only.
CMS proposal would be ‘major financial burden’ for CCRCs
Published on: 2/2/2020
A Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regulation effectively proposing new Medicaid taxes could “lead to a major financial burden” for continuing care retirement communities and residents — and even the closure of skilled nursing units within CCRCs — in 18 states, according to the heads of LeadingAge and the National Continuing Care Residents Association, who sent a letter this week to members of Congress in the potentially affected states.

The Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation would disallow longstanding provider tax exemptions and discounts for some CCRCs, also known as life plan communities, despite the fact that the “vast majority” of residents pay for care in CCRCs out-of-pocket, not using Medicare or Medicaid funds, LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan and NaCCRA President Jim Haynes said.

LeadingAge has identified 18 states that currently exempt CCRCs from the tax program or levy a discounted tax on the communities. (See below.)
At the end of December 2019, a new law went into effect on the medical expense deduction
Published on: 1/1/2020
To simplify a complicated back-and-forth of the amount over the past few years, a medical expense deduction floor of 7.5% has been extended through 2020. That is to say, the floor will not revert to 10%, as was set to happen for tax year 2019.
Specifically, this change means that this tax filing season, folks whose eligible medical expenses exceeded 7.5% of their adjusted gross income (found on your tax return) can deduct the amount of those expenses that exceeds 7.5% of that income, assuming they otherwise qualify for the deduction.
7 Ways to Judge a Retirement Community’s Financial Health
Published on: 3/9/2018
There are seven key items to focus on when considering a continuing care retirement community’s finances.

VaCCRA News

Covid-19 in Virginia
Published on: 9/30/2020
Updated at 10:00 a.m. daily, you can sort data by location, demographics, etc.