COVID-19 monoclonal antibodies are now widely available for use by skilled nursing facilities — and early results show promise, according to long-term care pharmacy leaders.
More funding for nursing home strike teams could soon be coming under the latest coronavirus relief measure proposed by President-elect Joe Biden.
Top public health officials and long-term care stakeholders have both praised West Virginia for how quickly it’s been able to distribute and administer COVID-19 vaccines to long-term care facilities.
CMS’ Verma announces resignation effective Wednesday, preparations for incoming Biden administration … CMS announces final rule aimed at lowering prescription drug costs … SNFs report key information often missing from hospitals during patient transfers: study … Pennsylvania launches retail pharmacy partnership to speed up long-term care vaccine program
Healthcare providers who received more than $10,000 in Provider Relief Fund payments will now have a longer grace period to report how they used the aid to the federal government, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
The leader of the nation’s largest nursing home association is hopeful COVID-19 vaccinations of all U.S. nursing home residents will be complete by the March 1 target date it set for states last month.
Cash bonuses and vigorous education campaigns have been among the tools used by different types of long-term care operators to increase staff participation in getting the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a new report by Forbes columnist Howard Gleckman.
The leader of a New Hampshire nursing home said it regrets not having its COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan reviewed by state health officials before providing doses to some of the facility’s volunteer board members.
Nursing homes plead for staffing help from National Guard in Kansas, while Indiana extends Guard stay in long-term care facilities … CMS’ Verma hasn’t considered resigning from post, focused on smooth transition … Colorado reports first decrease in nursing home COVID cases since September
Coronavirus vaccinations at long-term care facilities have risen by more than two-thirds since last week, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Nursing homes should be mandated to employ more registered nurses and create smaller living communities, say seniors advocates investigating ways to improve the industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A New York nursing home is fighting back against “blatantly false” claims made by a national group that one of the COVID-19 vaccines is responsible for an outbreak at the facility.
CMS announces new tool for 1135 waivers … Federal Trade Commission sends warning to providers about resident stimulus checks … Federal aid runs out for state program for helping nursing homes contain outbreaks … CMS finalizes rule to give seniors quicker access to latest medical technology
Skilled nursing and other long-term care providers may need to prepare for major nursing home reform efforts, including increased penalties, under President-elect Joe Biden’s administration, according to industry advocates and experts.
More seniors will be able to start getting their first COVID-19 vaccinations after top federal health officials ordered states to expand their priority groups for doses this week.
New York’s state health department is facing pressure to release facility survey data from a controversial nursing home study that found employee spread was the main force that led to a major COVID-19 outbreak among residents.
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CMS releases playbook that details agency’s pandemic response … Texas governor wants CVS, Walgreens to speed up vaccinations at long-term care facilities … California seeks to expand Medicaid coverage to continuous glucose monitors … State lawmaker proposes bill that would give Medicaid patients more access to medical specialists
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services could have a broader mission under President-Elect Joe Biden’s administration in order to meet the many significant changes he’s eyeing in healthcare, according to a new analysis.
Tennessee has been approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to run a demonstration project that will make it the first state to simulate a Medicaid block grant program.