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New CARES Act provider relief fund rules change the process … again!

Back in August, I wrote an article about the ever-changing nature of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services rules surrounding use of the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund monies by health care providers. Well guess what? HHS changed them again.   On Sept. 19, HHS published additional guidance called “Post-Payment Notice of Reporting Requirements.”…

Prepare now for upcoming COVID testing, reporting rules and new penalties

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ wide-ranging rule bolstering its regulatory authority to address issues relating to the COVID-19 public health emergency contains two notable directives for federally regulated long-term care facilities: (1) an increase in civil monetary penalties for failure to timely  report information relating to COVID-19; and (2) a new requirement for…

You’ve got a friend

Sometimes I have to stretch to recite something joyful to share from the past week, as is requested at one of our regular work meetings. But this week, the task was easy.

Do you speak 2020?

In the course of just seven months, words and phrases have taken on a life of their own. They aren’t just words: They are topics for debate, fuel for bitter arguments, tools for discussion and will evoke emotion in people who might otherwise have been silent.

The best silly nurse jokes

I bet if that movie “Back to the Future” were real, Dr. Emmett Brown would be saying, “Marty, whatever you do, don’t go to the year 2020!” 

So here goes. And I am begging you, if you have any other good onefs, please add them to the comment section below. Let’s just have a smile for a while, OK?

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