While the pandemic has had a negative impact on many aspects of long-term care, executives’ salaries may not be one of them. COVID-19 actually is pushing up executives’ salaries, creating demand as leaders leave, often due to stress and burnout, salary experts told McKnight’s.
Some long-term care stakeholders might question parts of the new federal-private partnership that will ultimately offer COVID-19 vaccination materials to every certified nursing home and other senior care facility in the nation.
While President Donald Trump would seek to cap the overall federal contribution to Medicaid and increase state flexibility, former Vice President Joe Biden would look to expand the program to provide more funding to long-term care services, reveals a new analysis on the presidential candidates’ proposals for seniors.
Feds to announce rule mandating Medicare, Medicaid to cover COVID vaccines … CMS releases participation data for 2019 Quality Payment program … How COVID-19 exposed disparities in healthcare delivery system … NY implements visitor restrictions at nursing homes in areas seeing increases coronavirus cases
The federal government is extending the deadline for long-term care providers to opt into its COVID-19 vaccine distribution program by a week.
The federal government has delivered about 7.3 million Abbott BinaxNOW rapid tests to nursing homes across the country, a top health official announced Monday. Supply “far exceeds demands from nursing homes,” he added.
Good staffing measures and patient outcomes were among the common denominators for the more than 3,200 facilities ranked as top providers in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes ratings.
Providers in New Jersey could spend millions of dollars in order to comply with a new state law that sets minimum direct care staff-to-resident ratios at long-term care facilities.
The extraordinary challenges of COVID-19 and how home health agencies can face them successfully, will be the focus of a special McKnight’s webinar Thursday (Oct. 29). The session begins at 1 p.m. ET and is a featured presentation of the McKnight’s Home Care Daily e-newsletter.
HHS expands types of providers that can apply for Phase 3 Provider Relief Fund payments … Feds clarify how LTC workers will receive COVID-19 vaccines, payment options for vaccine distribution program … Minnesota facilities report worsening staff shortages … Sexual harassment lawsuit against Colorado nursing home ‘groundless,’ operator says
The federal government is no longer limiting providers’ use of Provider Relief Funds for covering lost revenue due to the coronavirus, according to an updated memo issued late last week.
Long-term care providers have only five days to opt into the federal government’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution program.
The McKnight’s brand may be familiar to many in the field today. That’s somewhat ironic, as the man behind it never expected to be a publisher. Boiled down, the late Bill McKnight was a gregarious, smart salesman with a keen eye for opportunity.
Operators in the Hoosier State are the latest to bring in the National Guard to take additional pressure off staff members trying to contend with COVID-19 challenges. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb (R) announced the move last week in an effort to help exhausted staff.
More details released on reporting point-of-care testing results to NHSN … Nursing home operator reaches deal to end strike … Massachusetts public health official warns of nursing home closures … Florida eases visitor restrictions at long-term care facilities
Four of the nation’s top provider groups representing long-term care, home health and hospitals are calling on Congress to extend a moratorium on the 2% Medicare sequester cuts into 2021 and for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.
Officials of a Wisconsin college town are sounding the alarm after a rise in coronavirus cases among students in September was followed by a devastating increase in cases and deaths among nursing home residents.
Connecticut health officials and long-term care leaders are encouraging providers to adopt visitor COVID-19 testing policies in order to prevent outbreaks at facilities.
Indiana calls in National Guard to help nursing homes with pandemic response … Florida facility where 52 residents died of COVID-19 hit with $67K fine, but keeps license thanks to settlement with regulators … Proposed bill would require states to examine housing features at long-term care facilities … Nursing home workers become registered poll workers to help residents vote
Federal officials are confident that a COVID-19 vaccine will be ready to distribute by the end of this year just days after announcing a major program that would provide the medication for long-term care facilities at no cost.