May 2020 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: May 2020

As deaths rise, scrutiny soars

As the COVID-19 death toll continued to mount disproportionately among nursing home residents in mid-April, federal regulators issued historic infection and death reporting requirements.

Observation stay victory

A Connecticut federal appeals court granted certain hospital patients the right to appeal “observation stay” designations in a ruling that many hope will lead to greater access to Medicare-covered long-term care services.

An about-face ask for masks

The Trump administration, in a reversal of previous guidance, recommended in early April that all Americans don “non-medical cloth” face masks in public settings. It had earlier said that Americans should not wear these coverings.

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