In first nursing home visit, CMS admin gets straight talk on agencies, pay and performance
James M. Berklan
May 12, 2022
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure has visited nursing homes numerous times, but on Wednesday she did so for the first time in her current capacity as their top...
Transparency and accountability to take center stage in CMS nursing home reform, leader says
Apr 21, 2022
CHICAGO — More transparency and accountability of nursing homes owners will remain a top focus for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as it implements reforms in the coming year, according...
CMS chief holds second 1-on-1 with providers as reform looms
Apr 04, 2022
Leaders of several nonprofit skilled nursing providers warned Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure about the potential impact of “unfunded mandates” and “counterproductive”...
Providers ‘very encouraged’ after meeting with CMS leader on nursing home reform
James M. Berklan
Mar 30, 2022
After initial dismay upon hearing the administration’s strategies for sweeping new nursing home reform plans last month, providers were more optimistic after meeting with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...
CMS assures it wants provider input before issuing staffing, other rules
Mar 04, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services won’t immediately implement President Joe Biden’s nursing home reform initiatives using interim final rules, according to the agency’s top leader.
With omicron spreading fast, officials implore nursing home providers to push COVID-19 booster shots
Jan 07, 2022
The surgeon general and CMS administrator Brooks-LaSure urged providers to “cut through the noise” about vaccines as outbreaks increase across facilities. Less than 28% of staff have gotten...
BREAKING: CMS issues reprieve for 2,500 nursing homes yet to report COVID vaccination rates
Jun 14, 2021
Nursing homes that have not reported required resident and staff vaccination rates to federal officials will get a one-week reprieve before the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services begins assessing...
Providers welcome ‘strong choice’ Brooks-LaSure as CMS administrator following confirmation
May 26, 2021
Long-term care stakeholders said they’re eager to work with the next administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid after she was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.
BREAKING: Brooks-LaSure approved as permanent CMS head
May 25, 2021
Chiquita Brooks-LaSure was confirmed as administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services by the U.S. Senate Tuesday morning. Her nomination was approved 55-44 with four yes votes from Republicans,...
An extension of telehealth flexibilities beyond the COVID-19 pandemic is likely if President Joe Biden’s nomination to lead the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is confirmed. Chiquita Brooks-LaSure...