The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services appears to be weighing changes to its nursing home room capacity standards, based on recommendations included in updated guidance released Wednesday.
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...
Audit finds nearly one-quarter of nursing homes got vaccine exemptions in this region
Jun 28, 2022
More than 90% of nursing home workers received their required COVID-19 vaccine doses following the implementation of a federal mandate, according to an estimate by the Office of Inspector General.
CNA candidates ‘giving up’ as exam openings fail to keep pace with worker demand
Jun 27, 2022
Thousands of certified nurse aide candidates are struggling to find exam placements across the US, with many of them under a fast-approaching deadline to become certified before a four-month, temporary...
After operator’s arrest, governor signs law mandating nursing homes have state-approved emergency preparedness...
Jun 24, 2022
Louisiana nursing homes’ emergency preparedness plans must be approved by the state’s Department of Health each year under a new law signed by Gov. John Bel Edwards (R), his office announced.
Embattled Louisiana operator arrested on charges of cruelty, Medicaid fraud
Jun 23, 2022
Louisiana skilled nursing operator Bob Dean was arrested Wednesday following a 10-month investigation into botched evacuations during Hurricane Ida that left a dozen residents dead.
Providers question managed care admissions in wake of denials
Jun 22, 2022
With denials on the rise, some long-term care providers are questioning the worth of admitting residents covered by managed care plans because they doubt they’ll be reimbursed for their services.
Providers fear more flu vaccine reporting burdens
Jun 21, 2022
Providers worry they might not have enough time to fully comply with a mandatory flu vaccination reporting measure for workers if the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services moves forward as proposed.