Criminal case could remove controversial Skyline owner from Medicaid, Medicare programs
Dec 22, 2021
Three years after his nursing home operations imploded, leaving thousands of residents in danger and staff unpaid, former Skyline Healthcare owner Joseph Schwartz is facing criminal charges in Arkansas.
Fast-acting staff reduced death toll at nursing homes struck by tornadoes
Dec 14, 2021
The quick thinking by a 57-year-old licensed practical nurse and her co-workers at an Arkansas nursing home during a deadly tornado Friday night likely saved the lives of dozens of residents, leaders said.
State increases required nursing home staffing hours by nearly 30% — and providers call it a ‘big...
Apr 15, 2021
Arkansas’ nursing home staffing requirements will be updated for the first time in decades after Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) on Wednesday signed a measure that providers called a “big win for our long-term...
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Botched scabies care at Arkansas nursing home led to community outbreak
Jan 23, 2018
An Arkansas facility is facing more than $150,000 in fines and a possible shutdown after a scabies outbreak affected every resident, according to government regulators.
Arkansas Medicaid program does not have to reimburse for nursing school costs, court rules
Dec 15, 2009
The cost of sending a current nursing home employee to nursing school is not reimbursable under the state Medicaid program, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled.