Reform payment to compel hiring, home-like changes: expert
May 03, 2022
Lawmakers must first tackle “relatively low” Medicaid reimbursement rates for nursing homes if they want to prod providers into hiring more staff, adopting more home-like models of care and improving...
Blame some of the latest nursing home hoopla on Abraham Lincoln
James M. Berklan
Apr 08, 2022
A hefty product from an all-star team of researchers is at once the biggest headache or, as we shall see, the best gift a nursing home stakeholder could ask for. All thanks to … Abraham Lincoln?
Ease ‘churning and burning’ of staff with these strategies, experts tell LTC crowd
Mar 11, 2022
Medical directors and other advanced clinical staff can do more to help direct care workers cope with the ongoing staffing shortage, a strategy that experts at the PALTC2022 annual conference said Thursday...
Want to make long-term care better? Think bigger.
Feb 28, 2022
When it comes to improving long-term care, two threadbare options always seem to be first in line. Throw more money at the problem, one camp insists. Hold providers more accountable, claims the other....
These 10 steps needed to save skilled nursing, experts say
Feb 24, 2022
An ambitious, 10-pronged reform package that includes cash infusions and regulatory fixes is needed to head off another COVID-scale tragedy in long-term care, according to two leading healthcare researchers.
CMS push for staff hours, turnover data a ‘gut punch,’ to struggling nursing homes
Jan 13, 2022
Industry reaction has been mixed since the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announcement last week that it will begin posting nursing home staff turnover rates and weekend staffing levels on the...
Leading Medicare experts: End post-acute COVID waivers, but keep this key change
Dec 07, 2021
COVID-era waivers that made it easier for hospitals to discharge patients to post-acute settings should be revoked, except for one element, researchers said.
‘Exceedingly difficult’ to control COVID inside facilities when virus rages outside, LTC experts...
Sep 22, 2021
Long-term care operators located in areas of high COVID-19 prevalence are hamstrung when it comes to keeping SARS-CoV-2 infections from infiltrating their facilities, the country’s top long-term care...
Scooped once but the next COVID-19 bombshell could be theirs
James M. Berklan
Sep 17, 2021
Hypotheses about the value of COVID-19 vaccinations for long-term care staff could be blown out of the water soon.
Feds failed to capture 40% of early COVID deaths among SNF residents: study
Sep 10, 2021
Nearly half of COVID-19 resident deaths and cases that happened before the federal reporting requirement started were not included in provider data submitted to the federal government, according to a new...