The National Association of Long Term Hospitals (NALTH) is a group representing acute long-term care hospitals and patients. Here is a description from their site:
The National Association of Long Term Hospitals (NALTH) provides representation to members on legislative, regulatory, policy and industry issues. NALTH leads in the development of strategies influencing and promoting public policy to advance the best interests of long-term patients. NALTH’s involvement at a grassroots level ensures members’ issues are heard and addressed at the federal level.
Education and Communications
NALTH keeps members informed of national legislation, regulations and long-term acute care trends through education, programs, advisories, newsletters and peer benchmarking. NALTH seeks member input on decisions about organization issues and decisions. Operational and clinical best practices are identified and rewarded.
NALTH sponsors outcome studies relevant to the long-term care hospital patient population by using a problem-solving, data-analysis approach to policy and advocacy analysis and reporting. NALTH also maintains a national subscriber-driven database to guide policy development and industry best practices.
NALTH provides opportunities for professional networking with peers in the long-term care industry and encourages members to share information and to learn best practices.