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Also in the News for Wednesday, June 3

CMS updates FAQs regarding COVID-19 billing for SNF therapy telehealth waivers … Experts emphasize the need for wide-facility testing in long-term care … Oklahoma scraps Medicaid block grant plans … Pennsylvania health official planning to update regulations on nursing homes in response to pandemic

A triclosan soap could compromise infection control, researchers say.

Providers face fines up to $20K for infection control deficiencies, CMS says

Providers struggling to comply with infection control requirements could be looking at fines of up to $20,000 under increased enforcement efforts announced Monday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.  “We’re ratcheting up penalties with non-compliance to infection control,” CMS Administrator Seema Verma said on a call…

SNF occupancy decreases to lowest levels since 2012: NIC

Skilled nursing occupancy levels dropped 132 basis points to 83.4% during the month of March as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic — the lowest since 2012, according to new data released by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC). The decrease was the result of more resident transfers from facilities to…

NJ officials seek investigation into governor’s handling of long-term care facilities during pandemic

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) may be subject to a federal investigation if the state’s top Republican gets his way.  GOP State Chairman Doug Steinhardt called on the Justice Department to investigate the governor’s response to long-term care facilities during the coronavirus pandemic, accusing Murphy of mismanaging federal funds for providers, the New Jersey…

Also in the News for Tuesday, June 2

Worker gets 3 years in prison for embezzling $23K from SNF … No details provided for when visitation ban will be lifted in New York … Dems question Medicare stimulus payments to some providers … Coronavirus pandemic has killed about 300 healthcare workers, infected 60K

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