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Also in the News for Tuesday, Jan. 19

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

Also in the News for Friday, Jan. 15

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

Also in the News for Thursday, Jan. 14

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

Also in the News for Wednesday, Jan. 13

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
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