House, Senate leaders tell CMS to dump its nursing home staffing rule, citing price tag, potential closures … HHS proposes disincentives for healthcare providers who block information sharing … Audit...
Federal report offers crisis strategies for LTC providers
Sep 29, 2020
Post-acute and long-term care providers have an additional tool on how to adjust their operations and standards of care during the COVID-19 pandemic or future emergencies.
Senators want more out of FEMA on PPE shipments to nursing homes
Jun 25, 2020
The quality and amount of personal protective equipment delivered to nursing homes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency is being questioned by four Democratic lawmakers.
FEMA officer: Some PPE ‘way expired,’ probably ‘should have never gone out’
Jun 17, 2020
Some of the personal protective equipment that nursing home providers received from the federal government was “way expired” and “should have never gone out,” according to an officer who oversaw...
PPE shortage reported by one-fifth of nation’s nursing homes
Jun 11, 2020
A slow and incomplete federal response is largely to blame, investigators claim.
Nursing homes to feds: Expand COVID-19 testing to all, pay $120K per facility, increase PPE shipments
James M. Berklan
May 05, 2020
The nation’s largest nursing home and assisted living association has turned up the pressure on the federal government, sending formal letters to federal authorities Monday asking for priority COVID-19...
LTC now has higher federal priority for PPE, testing
Apr 30, 2020
Long-term care providers have finally been given a higher priority status to receive personal protection equipment and other relief from the federal government during the ongoing coronavirus health crisis.
Long-term care group rips federal ‘inaction’ on COVID-19, calls for broader provider involvement
Apr 30, 2020
The leader of a major nursing home association accused federal officials of abandoning older Americans in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic in a statement slated to be released Thursday.
Provider groups develop heat map to aid coronavirus response; FEMA to deliver PPE
Apr 29, 2020
A newly-developed heat map of coronavirus cases in U.S. nursing homes and assisted living facilities will help to prioritize much-needed personal protective equipment and testing supplies for hard-hit...
Former government official warns against Medicaid cuts
Nov 14, 2011
At a forum last week, a former Health and Human Services official said that cutting Medicaid during an economic downturn is unwise. According to published reports, Tim Westmoreland compared Medicaid cuts...