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Also in the News for Monday, April 19

Lawmakers propose law that would expand Medicare, Medicaid in all states … Consumer advocates push back against COVID liability shield for nursing homes … OIG eyes SNF reimbursements under PDPM … Massachusetts adjusts how it counts COVID-19 deaths in LTC, reduces death toll by 1,200 … Fail: State bill that sought to require nursing home owners, operators to get approval before acquiring a facility … Connecticut brings in National Guard to help with nursing home vaccinations

CMS to providers: Help us determine your PDPM cuts

Providers will have a say in how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recalibrates its Patient-Driven Payment Model, agency officials reiterated in a call with skilled nursing operators Thursday where they outlined their attempt to rein in spending. Agency officials encouraged providers to submit suggestions for particular cost-cutting methods during a SNF/Long-Term Care Open…

Brooks-LaSure faces fireworks-free confirmation hearing; CMS nominee hints at permanent telehealth waivers

An extension of telehealth flexibilities beyond the COVID-19 pandemic is likely if President Joe Biden’s nomination to lead the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is confirmed.  Chiquita Brooks-LaSure expressed her support for permanently adopting telehealth coverage waivers while testifying Thursday at a nomination hearing before the Senate Finance committee. “This pandemic has given us…

Also in the News for Thursday, April 15

Feds assure they have enough vaccine supply despite J&J pause … Nursing homes can recover from COVID-19 fears through more staff investment, expert stresses … Families urge NY AG to launch criminal probe into Cuomo’s coronavirus response at nursing homes … Census Bureau unveils new tool to track COVID vaccination rates, hesitancy

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