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CMS issues full Sandy waivers

CMS issues full Sandy waivers

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In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued blanket waivers that include skilled nursing providers. That means long-term care facilities in New York and New Jersey hit by the storm are authorized to process certified bed increases, and that certain data transmission requirements, such as those for the MDS, will be waived.

State officials settle lawsuit to keep disabled out of nursing homes

State officials settle lawsuit to keep disabled out of nursing homes

Louisiana health officials will ask the federal government for 200 waivers that would allow disabled Medicaid recipients to receive long-term personal care services, according to the terms of a settlement.

State law loophole allows former criminals to work in elder care facilities

Minnesota has granted waivers for 15,000 people with criminal backgrounds seeking to work in the state's long-term care facilities, a new report finds.

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