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Headed for the Provider Relief Fund reporting portal? Consider these tips first.
Jul 20, 2021
Confusion and uncertainty are clouding the landscape as nursing homes across the country begin reporting lost revenues and COVID-19 related expenses that would allow them to keep their share of federal...
Feds giving $103M to relieve healthcare worker burnout
Jul 19, 2021
The Department of Health and Human Services is making approximately $103 million available in federal relief funding to address burnout and promote mental health wellness among healthcare workers.
HHS slow rolling long-term care on remaining Provider Relief Funds; industry demands action
Jul 14, 2021
Long-term care stakeholders are growing increasingly frustrated while waiting for the remaining billions of dollars in the Provider Relief Fund to be distributed by the federal government.
HHS leader ‘absolutely supportive’ of permanent telehealth expansions
Jun 29, 2021
Telehealth expansions adopted during the COVID-19 pandemic got a strong vote of approval to be made permanent after the leader of the Health and Human Services Department expressed his “absolute support”...
Providers get relief: HHS loosens reporting requirements for PRF funding
Jun 14, 2021
Long-term care providers have gotten their wish and now have more flexibility to spend federal coronavirus relief funds after the Department of Health and Human Services eased reporting requirements for...
Build vaccine trust, vaccination rates among CNAs: HHS releases guide
May 25, 2021
A comprehensive new guide and toolkit are aimed at helping nursing home administrators tackle issues of vaccine hesitancy among certified nursing assistants, as well as barriers to vaccination.
Operators might get more time to spend Provider Relief Funding
May 13, 2021
Long-term care providers are hopeful for a much sought after extension to the spending deadline for Provider Relief Funds following comments from a top federal health official on Wednesday.
CMS must refine data on antipsychotic drug use in nursing homes, OIG says
May 07, 2021
The Minimum Data Set should not be CMS’ sole source for determining the number of nursing home residents using antipsychotic drugs, according to a new report from HHS’ Office of the Inspector General.
The coming crackdown: COVID-19 and beyond
Apr 21, 2021
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...