Jan Schakowsky

CMS needs to get nursing home staffing information directly from payroll systems, Congressional leaders say

CMS needs to get nursing home staffing information directly from payroll systems, Congressional leaders say

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Federal regulators should start collecting nursing home staffing information directly from payroll systems as soon as possible, members of the Congressional Seniors Task Force said in a letter to a top healthcare official Tuesday.

House members request $200 million to increase long-term care, geriatric medicine workforce

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To meet an increasingly urgent need, Congress should earmark $200 million to expand the number of geriatric care workers. This was the case that 26 House members made in a recent letter Appropriations Committee leaders.

Nurses march on Capitol Hill, call for staff ratio laws, more health reform

Nurses march on Capitol Hill, call for staff ratio laws, more health reform

Roughly 1,000 nurses have gathered in Washington D.C. this week to advocate for legislation that would help address the nursing shortage and provide safer patient care, according to reports from the capital.