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Clinical briefs for Friday, June 11

CMS starts posting nursing home vaccination rates … New OSHA standard requires paid time off for vaccination, COVID case tracking and notification … US extends expiration dates for J&J COVID vaccine by 6 weeks … Dementia expert says evidence behind Biogen Alzheimer’s drug ‘wasn’t sufficient’ for FDA approval … America’s nursing homes fight to find enough caregivers … Nurse claims nursing home fired her for whistleblowing over lax COVID-19 control

The truth in the stars

Can a one-star skilled nursing facility be the same as a five-star facility?  It depends on your zip code.   When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services assigns the health inspection rating domain, which drives the overall star rating calculation, it stratifies performance within each state before giving one to five stars based on percentiles. …

The data is in! Evaluating a year of PDPM ResDAC data

Have you been curious as to the national data trends related to the Patient Driven Payment Model? In a time when we are all considering changes to the future of reimbursement and the impact of potential parity adjustments, knowing your data and national trends is essential.  What is parity adjustment, you ask? Recall that PDPM…

BREAKING: Brooks-LaSure approved as permanent CMS head

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, Sens. Roy Blunt (MO), Richard Burr (NC), Jerry Moran (KS) and Lisa Murkowski (AK).

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