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Biden, Trump diverge on approaches for long-term care, Medicare

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.

Also in the News for Wednesday, Oct. 28

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

Also in the News for Tuesday, Oct. 27

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

McKnight’s 40 for 40: William M. McKnight Jr.

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.

Also in the News for Monday, Oct. 26

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

Also in the News for Friday, Oct. 23

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
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