Long-term care residents in Ohio were among the first in the nation to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. More than 1,500 facilities there are now participating in a state program that seeks to maintain momentum.
Sabra Health Care REIT CEO and Chairman Rick Matros predicted Thursday that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will take a temperate approach if it hits skilled nursing operators with a reimbursement cut to recalibrate the Patient Driven Payment Model’s parity adjustment.
A lot still remains unknown on if and how quick pre-pandemic occupancy levels will return for skilled nursing operators despite the measure showing signs of stabilization to start the year.
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Maryland long-term care providers are welcoming a new mandate that requires providers to report weekly COVID vaccination data to the state’s Department of Health.
Connecticut long-term care operators and staff are both feeling reassured after state lawmakers expressed confidence in the legislature’s ability to find additional funding to help prevent a planned strike among thousands of workers in the coming days.
A coalition of long-term care pharmacies is calling top federal lawmakers to prioritize the sector for future Provider Relief Fund allocations after receiving no assistance from the reserve since its inception.
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Widespread reports of severe staffing shortages being felt across the entire long-term care industry has been a key issue for providers during the ongoing public health crisis.
How fast occupancy can return to pre-pandemic levels isn’t the only thing that Omega Healthcare executives believe will help ensure post-pandemic success and help deter facility closures industry wide.
New Jersey’s governor has proposed a 10% Medicaid pay increase for nursing homes, with the kinds of strings attached that providers might ultimately view as needed lifelines.
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Many recovering skilled nursing patients can be discharged to home a week or more earlier without compromising their health, researchers said in a Health Affairs study released Monday afternoon.
Long-term care staffers are increasingly opening up to the COVID-19 vaccines, according to the latest insights from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC).
Three Connecticut nursing home operators could be facing significant staffing shortages after thousands of workers announced plans to strike.
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Federal health officials are urging long-term care and other providers to prioritize the use of combination monoclonal antibody therapies to treat COVID-19 after after researchers found them to be more effective against the variants than single-drug solutions.
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