January/February 2021 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: January/February 2021

SNFs earn $523M more

About 9,200 nursing homes — or more than two-thirds of those eligible — shared incentive payments recently for successfully reducing COVID-related infections and deaths between September and October.

Asymptomatic staff may work, guidance says

Oklahoma ­– Providers in the state have been skeptical of a new measure that allows healthcare staff members to continue working in long-term care facilities and hospitals if they have COVID-19 and are asymptomatic.

LA County takes control of it own vaccination plans

California ­– Public health officials in California’s Los Angeles County in December pulled long-term care facilities out of the federal COVID-19 vaccination program. The aim was to provide the medication to workers and residents earlier, and give facilities more flexibility in how it was administered.

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