Skilled nursing facility guidance part of Arizona’s revised crisis care plan
May 27, 2021
The revisions include guidance on honoring care and treatment preferences in federal skilled nursing facilities. The changes follow a complaint against the state brought by national and local disability...
Providers rejoice after receiving liability protections for nursing homes
Apr 07, 2021
The burden of proof has been raised for those wanting to bring COVID-related lawsuits against nursing homes in Arizona.
More limits on elective surgeries ending, bringing good news for some providers
Apr 06, 2021
Providers in Arizona could soon see a rise in occupancy numbers thanks to Gov. Doug Ducey (R) rescinding restrictions that limited elective surges in the state.
Judge rules nursing home residents can vote by video, while CMS emphasizes that providers must ensure...
Oct 07, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services this week is reminding providers that they must ensure nursing home residents are able to exercise their right to vote during the upcoming presidential election...
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.
Lawsuit seeks release of nursing home COVID-19 data
May 07, 2020
The state of Arizona could soon be forced to publicly report which nursing homes are treating coronavirus outbreaks.
As CEO steps down, Assisted Living Federation of America embarks on sweeping changes
Jun 19, 2014
The Assisted Living Federation of America is implementing substantial changes, including a new name, board chairwoman Brenda J. Bacon announced in a letter Tuesday.
Court: Mandatory copayments by Medicaid recipients violate federal law
Aug 26, 2011
A U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Arizona ruled that requiring state Medicaid recipients to pay copayments for medical care and prescription drugs violates federal law.
CMS official: Medicaid block grants are not a viable option for state budgets
Jun 16, 2011
A top Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services official said this week that turning Medicaid into a block grant program is not a viable solution for easing state budget woes.
Governor proposes $50 fee for obese Medicaid recipients
Apr 06, 2011
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) has proposed enacting an annual $50 surcharge for obese Medicaid enrollees, a move she says would help Arizona’s financially troubled Medicaid program.