CMS expected to target emergency preparedness after scathing OIG reports. Here’s how to prepare
Nov 27, 2023
Industry leaders expect increased federal regulations in the wake of a new audit from the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General. The OIG audit was the latest in a string...
New CMS guidance nudges nursing homes to offer COVID shots, timely treatments
Nov 23, 2022
The agency reminds nursing facilities of the requirement to actively offer updated COVID vaccines and urges them to provide approved treatments early to keep mild symptoms from escalating.
On the menu: New CMS food service manager rules kick in Oct. 1
Sep 28, 2022
Federal requirements to be a qualified long-term care facility director of food and nutrition services are changing Saturday (Oct. 1) in order to ease training and staffing obstacles while keeping standards...
Nursing homes would report medical director data to CMS under new bill
Sep 16, 2022
A bipartisan bill would require nursing homes to report their medical directors’ information to CMS, and CMS to publish it on the Care Compare tool.
CMS: Phase 3 final guidance imminent, ‘a lot coming’
James M. Berklan
Jun 29, 2022
NEW ORLEANS — Nursing home operators can expect long-awaited final guidance on Phase 3 Requirements of Participation “very, very soon,” the federal government’s top skilled nursing official said...
CMS pushes for mandatory flu vax monitoring among nursing home staff
Apr 13, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services wants to adopt a new quality tracker to keep tabs on influenza vaccination among healthcare personnel in skilled nursing facilities.
Nursing home requirements unchanged after 2nd booster recommendation: LeadingAge
Apr 04, 2022
Most requirements, including CMS’s vaccination mandate and requirements for routine testing and quarantine remain unchanged for nursing homes, the industry advocate explains.
Wait, what did you just say, CMS?
Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC
Feb 15, 2022
Keeping up with the constantly changing guidance between the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regulations would make even a rocket scientist’s...
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, Jan. 18
Jan 18, 2022
CMS sets new vax deadlines for 24 states … Cognitive decline prevention guidelines for primary care published … Wearable badge detects exposure to COVID-19 … Breast cancer rates have declined in...
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...