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Oh where, oh where have the annual surveys gone?

During the height of the pandemic, annual surveys of skilled nursing facilities understandably skidded to a stop. Flash forward to August 2020, when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services directed state survey agencies to begin conducting standard surveys again. But while infection control surveys were common and plentiful during the last year and a…

Clinical briefs for Thursday, July 8

New CMS Medicare chief was health system exec, former HHS health reform director … More falls may occur in SNFs after admitting residents with existing cognitive decline: study … New health benefits emerging for glucose-lowering drugs used in diabetes type 2 … Heart drugs not linked to poor COVID-19 outcomes … Delta coronavirus variant now dominates in U.S.

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