September 2020 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: September 2020

Flu-COVID-19 combo feared

The prospect of the flu and COVID-19 hitting at the same time in the fall offers a uniquely daunting situation for providers. Adhering to certain protocols, however, will help, experts said.

PPE

Shortages still persist: study

Twenty percent of nursing homes remained “severely” short on the staff and personal protective equipment needed to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks in their facilities, an analysis of federal data from summer revealed.

CMS touts pandemic penalties

Providers were left shaking their heads in mid-August when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that it had levied more than $15 million in fines and tripled Immediate Jeopardy citations during the five months of the pandemic.

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