Two Democratic senators are demanding a better response to COVID-19 in nursing homes from the federal government after an analysis found that more than 16,800 residents and workers died of the disease in July and August.
The federal government is providing $165 million in supplemental funding to states for a longstanding Medicaid program designed to transition seniors from nursing homes and other institutions and into home- and community-based services (HCBS).
The needs of immigrant workers should be a top concern of nursing home operators during the coronavirus pandemic in order to prevent severe workforce shortages within the industry and protect the high-risk population from contracting the disease.
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Increasing direct care workers’ pay to a living wage would not only raise their total wages by $9.4 billion by 2022, it would also come with a set of benefits for operators, which includes less staff shortages and turnover costs, an industry study reveals.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid has modified its methodology used for classifying county-level COVID-19 data that determines how often nursing homes will have to test staff members for the disease.
Some voters could hold President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and its deadly impact on nursing homes against him when they head to the polls in November, according to a new polling report by NBC News.
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A new Harvard analysis makes the connection between employee neighborhoods and the likelihood of COVID-19 outbreaks within those employees’ facilities.
Operators who received more than $10,000 in Provider Relief Fund payments must now submit healthcare-related expenses attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new guidance released by the Department of Health and Human Services.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has yet to ask for loan repayments from providers that participated in its advanced Medicare payment program.
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About 20 to 25% of skilled nursing facilities have received false positive results from their COVID-19 point-of-care antigen testing devices, a joint survey conducted by the American Health Care Association and LeadingAge revealed.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service’s response to a highly anticipated report by the Coronavirus Commission on Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes has been disappointing for one long-term care provider advocacy group.
The Department of Health and Human Services has released final details on how it will pay out $2 billion in COVID-19 relief funding through its incentive-based payment program.
When pivotal programs are put into place, it becomes easy to forget there was a time without them.
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Providers who fail to facilitate in-person visitations “without a reasonable clinical or safety cause” could be cited and face other penalties under new guidance issued Thursday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The much-anticipated report outlining COVID-19 problems in nursing homes and offering corresponding recommendations elicited a range of opinions from stakeholders Thursday.
All Michigan nursing homes will now be able to access the state’s “critical” emergency workforce program that provides additional staffing resources to facilities facing shortages during the coronavirus crisis.