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The coming crackdown: COVID-19 and beyond

For more than a year, America’s nursing homes have been besieged by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has tragically claimed the lives of more than 130,000 residents and 1,600 staff. While America’s nursing homes are no outlier compared to nursing homes globally, the pandemic has nevertheless reignited debate about the American elder care system and regulators’…

Clinical briefs for Friday, Feb. 26

Fauci seeks therapies for long-lasting COVID-19 symptoms … ‘Real-world’ trial of Pfizer vaccine finds 93% protection at two doses … White House HHS nominee challenged on home state’s pandemic response in long-term care … Older women biggest users of dietary supplements, latest CDC data show

HHS nominee emphasizes COVID-19 data reporting

President Joe Biden’s pick to be the next secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services stressed the importance of states accurately reporting COVID-19 data — with an emphasis on nursing home rates — in the wake of controversy in New York.

David Barmak, Esq.

Feds moving on records access enforcement

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights continues to carefully move forward to ensure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s Right of Access Initiative for covered entities.  The OCR is concerned that patients promptly receive copies of their medical records and are not overcharged for them.  Challenging…

Clinical briefs for Monday, Feb. 1

Advocates make fresh plea for prioritizing independent living in COVID vaccination clinics … Eli Lilly to test its approved antibody therapy against new COVID variants … FDA extends review for Biogen’s Alzheimer’s drug to June, signaling a chance for approval … HHS expands pool of clinicians who can administer COVID vaccinations … CDC posts COVID…

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