Short-staffed long-term care providers are struggling to respond to COVID-19 outbreaks at their facilities and comply with a federal requirement to report COVID vaccination data.
Former CMS administrator says nursing homes will remain key test sites for COVID therapies, other treatments
Jun 14, 2021
Nursing homes could remain a proving ground for valuable COVID-19 therapeutics, former CMS Administrator Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D., said during a recent technology conference.
Clinical briefs for Friday, June 11
Jun 11, 2021
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...
Risk-bearing execs: Operators need to ‘make some noise’ to make some money
Jun 10, 2021
Skilled nursing providers looking to take on risk for long-term viability need to start getting creative, warn two executives in the business of connecting payers and providers in value-based partnerships.
High-ranking CMS official wants more value-based care
Jun 08, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is strongly emphasizing value-based care payments under President Joe Biden’s administration and might even consider making new models mandatory.
The truth in the stars
Jun 07, 2021
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...
The data is in! Evaluating a year of PDPM ResDAC data
Jun 03, 2021
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...
Providers tell CMS it’s ‘decidedly’ the wrong time to toy with PDPM rates
Jun 03, 2021
Providers need more time before the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would implement any adjustments to PDPM payment rates, operators and associations have told the agency in official comments.
CMS: Lower COVID rates linked to higher nursing home quality ratings
Jun 02, 2021
Higher facility star ratings are tied to lower COVID transmission rates and fewer deaths, according to the agency’s chief medical officer and director of its Center for Clinical Standards and Quality.
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.