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...
BREAKING: 16,000 COVID deaths missed in nursing homes
Sep 09, 2021
More than 16,000 COVID-19 deaths and 68,000 cases among nursing home residents nationwide were omitted from federal data after officials made it optional for providers to submit some information during...
Grabowski: Too many loopholes in federal vaccine mandate may retain staff, but endanger residents
Aug 24, 2021
Federal officials might pursue a regional approach or offer exemptions in finalizing a nursing home staff vaccination mandate, but it’s important they not water down the regulations so much as to undermine...
Industry groups call for vaccine mandate for all healthcare workers, but would it work in long-term care?
Jul 14, 2021
Multiple national organizations have called on all healthcare facilities, including nursing homes and hospitals, to mandate the COVID-19 vaccines for all employees.
Healthcare infrastructure missing ‘centralized access point’ to long-term care: experts
Jun 15, 2021
The healthcare industry is lacking a centralized, community-based resource that can easily direct families to long-term care services and support when the time arises, according to three prominent industry...