Panel advances proposal to remove cap, hike state’s Medicaid pay by 10%
Mar 27, 2023
After facing a 2% Medicaid rate cut that kicked in just as COVID was ramping up in 2020, Colorado nursing home operators are finally eyeing a potentially big increase.
State news roundup
Mar 07, 2023
MASSACHUSETTS — Four nursing homes in the same county announced they would close by June, chased out of the state by a “reconfiguring” reform meant to improve the quality of care.
Breaking agency to boost speciality potential: Vivage’s Jay Moskowitz
Mar 06, 2023
Just a year after deciding not to renew 11 leases it held with Omega Healthcare Investors, Vivage Senior Living is moving forward with a merger it hopes will reinvigorate innovative programs across its...
Bill would eliminate predatory staffing agency fees
Feb 10, 2023
Lawmakers in Colorado are poised to prohibit agency collection of fees charged to operators who hire agency nurses full-time.
Nursing homes in spotlight as gubernatorial hopefuls run on pandemic response
Oct 24, 2022
The challenger to unseat incumbent Gov. Kristi Noem (R) in South Dakota made nursing home reform his focus last week at a campaign stop in front of a new nursing home.
After 105 years, Denver nursing home closing, moves underway
Aug 15, 2022
A long-revered Denver nursing home will be closing its doors after more than a century, but plans to keep it in “the family” by transferring ownership to the Archdiocese of Denver.
Christian Living Communities celebrates 50 years of service
May 12, 2022
What started as a Denver-based, 63-bed, single-site nursing home led by volunteers in May 1972 has now grown into a Colorado’s largest nonprofit senior housing and services organization.
DOJ finds state violated ADA, Olmstead by segregating people with disabilities in nursing homes
Mar 07, 2022
The state of Colorado unnecessarily segregated nursing home residents with disabilities, which is prohibited under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Olmstead ruling, according to new findings from...
Unauthorized nursing home COVID tests lead to audit demands
Sep 29, 2021
State lawmakers are questioning the Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment’s decision to use unauthorized COVID-19 tests in nursing homes despite provider warnings about the equipment’s...
Clinical briefs for Thursday, June 10
Jun 10, 2021
Operator changes plans, will wait for full FDA approval to enforce COVID vaccination deadline among staff … Colorado drops mask mandate for assisted living communities … FDA panel member resigns over...