Provider Relief Fund payments can be used to pay for eligible coronavirus-related expenses that date back to Jan. 1, 2020, even if they received the money after the expenses incurred, according to federal health officials.
More long-term care stakeholders are calling on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to ditch its proposal to expand the Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program to include staff COVID-19 vaccination rates.
Researchers are stressing the need to address systemic racial disparities in nursing homes after a new study showed facilities with predominantly minority populations suffered more COVID illnesses and deaths.
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A proposal by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission to replace the current value-based purchasing program for skilled nursing facilities with a more equitable, value-incentive model would be a “win-win” for both provider and residents if adopted, according to a leading healthcare policy expert.
Technology-based learning collaboratives are an underutilized resource within long-term care and may be a great tool to help the field develop a pandemic preparation plan for the future. That’s according to experts at a session on tech innovations in crisis management during the LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies 2021 Collaborative Care & Health IT Innovations Summit, which took place online recently.
The long-term care industry is expected to get an influx of nursing home residents and other seniors within the next four decades, according to a new analysis from MedicareGuide.
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services must consider the COVID-19 pandemic’s broad impact on the skilled nursing patient population and the resulting effect it had on Medicare payments for SNF care before toying with PDPM rates, asserts a new Avalere Health analysis.
Any future plans to distribute the remaining dollars in the Provider Relief Fund must include long-term care pharmacies which have been “largely excluded” from the relief so far, a national industry coalition pleaded this week.
The average cost of long-term care continued to increase in 2020, according to a new report from long-term care insurance company LTCG.
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Nursing homes that have not reported required resident and staff vaccination rates to federal officials will get a reprieve before the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services begins assessing penalties, a provider organization said Monday.
The healthcare industry is lacking a centralized, community-based resource that can easily direct families to long-term care services and support when the time arises, according to three prominent industry experts.
Medicare nursing home residents would keep their access to some telehealth flexibilities adopted during the COVID-19 pandemic long after the public health crisis is over under a new proposal from a bipartisan group of lawmakers.
Both nursing homes and hospitals could face “far-ranging consequences” if a COVID-related lawsuit against a New York long-term care facility allows retroactive use of the state’s repeal of pandemic liability protections against the provider.
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Nursing homes that have not reported required resident and staff vaccination rates to federal officials will get a one-week reprieve before the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services begins assessing penalties, a provider organization said Monday.
Long-term care providers have gotten their wish and now have more flexibility to spend federal coronavirus relief funds after the Department of Health and Human Services eased reporting requirements for payment recipients.
Nursing homes could remain a proving ground for valuable COVID-19 therapeutics, former CMS Administrator Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D., said during a recent technology conference.