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...
Providers welcome ‘strong choice’ Brooks-LaSure as CMS administrator following confirmation
May 26, 2021
Long-term care stakeholders said they’re eager to work with the next administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid after she was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.
Parkinson: Pay more for staffing, infection control upgrades, punish those who fail
Mar 12, 2021
Skilled nursing providers must agree to improve outcomes and accept accountability in exchange for higher government reimbursement, the industry’s top leader and a researcher concurred during a panel...
State has first plan to continue nursing home COVID vaccinations after federal program runs out
Feb 11, 2021
Ohio long-term care providers looking to vaccinate residents and staff against COVID-19 after the three clinics offered through the federal program will be able to do so under a new initiative announced...
Nursing home reform likely coming under Biden, experts warn
Jan 13, 2021
Skilled nursing and other long-term care providers may need to prepare for major nursing home reform efforts, including increased penalties, under President-elect Joe Biden’s administration, according...
Long-term care leaders have a moral responsibility to address racial inequities in facilities, influential...
Dec 10, 2020
The pandemic is forcing long-term care leaders and operators to address and help alleviate racial disparities often found and perpetuated throughout the healthcare industry, a well-known academic and leader...
‘Big, big changes’ coming to nursing home regulation thanks to pandemic’s destruction, Grabowski...
Nov 16, 2020
Because of the devastation COVID-19 has wrought on nursing homes, regulatory changes likely are coming, according to a highly respected long-term care researcher.
Don’t shelve rapid tests as COVID cases climb, advocates implore nursing homes
Nov 03, 2020
Industry advocates say it’s time for facility operators who have not made full use of rapid antigen tests to start doing so — before nursing home deaths begin to spike again. CMS must “take to...
CNA staffing, turnover will be a top focus, federal official vows
Oct 21, 2020
Turnover among certified nursing assistants at long-term care facilities will be a top priority for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services going forward, a top agency official pledged Tuesday.
Keeping workers will be biggest struggle for nursing homes as pandemic persists, national policy expert...
Sep 30, 2020
Workforce challenges that have plagued long-term care operators during the coronavirus pandemic will get worse as the crisis further progresses this year, one of the nation’s top health policy analysts...