Nearly 12k nursing homes receiving point-of-care testing in second distribution wave
Aug 24, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has unveiled the names of nursing homes set to receive the COVID-19 point-of-care testing devices in its second wave.
OSHA investigating two nursing homes after workers’ COVID-19 deaths
Jul 01, 2020
Two Alabama nursing facilities are being investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration following the deaths of four nurses due to COVID-19.
Alabama facility uses parade to mark resident’s 100th birthday
May 07, 2020
The coronavirus public health crisis didn’t stop an Alabama skilled nursing center from making sure a resident celebrated his 100th birthday in style.
Three states to examine risk, reform in Medicaid project
Sep 19, 2014
Alabama, Washington and Nevada are participating in a yearlong Medicaid project that could help share risk between states and the federal government, the National Governors Association said this week.
Nursing home refused to allow Muslim worker to wear hijab, government lawsuit alleges
Stephanie H. Kim
Jul 09, 2014
An Alabama nursing home is being sued after it allegedly refused to allow a Muslim worker to wear a hijab on the job, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last...
Supreme Court declines Extendicare’s appeal to review arbitration case
Jul 03, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a petition from Extendicare Homes to review a conflict over an arbitration agreement and wrongful death lawsuit.
More states are implementing consumer protections for long-term care insurance policies
Oct 18, 2012
States are increasingly are implementing regulations designed to help resolve consumer tussles with long-term care insurance companies, according to news reports.
Funding rarity: Alabama governor demands more for Medicaid
May 03, 2012
Amid the flurry of bad news for long-term care providers, regarding Medicaid cuts, a spot of sunshine appeared in Alabama on Wednesday, when the governor said he would veto the state’s budget if...
Alabama high court upholds nursing home arbitration agreement that daughter signed
Apr 14, 2010
The Alabama Supreme Court recently ordered the estate of a woman injured during her stay at a nursing home to settle its dispute through arbitration. It determined that the woman “passively permitted”...