Biden targets ‘Wall Street’ nursing home owners in SOTU address
James M. Berklan
Mar 02, 2022
Nursing home providers bracing for criticism during President Biden’s first State of the Union speech Tuesday night got it, but they were likely relieved his comments were less extensive than many had...
Providers happy nursing homes are among White House’s top priorities but disheartened at approach
Mar 02, 2022
Long-term care advocates say they are grateful President Joe Biden is placing what they call a much-needed priority on nursing homes, but the administration’s plan to crack down on providers through...
Providers decry major ‘crack down’ without major funding
Mar 01, 2022
A historic slate of reforms that would set federal staffing standards and ratchet up penalties at poor-performing facilities — but not pay more for on-site upgrades — was widely criticized by providers...
BREAKING: CMS wallops nursing homes with planned staffing requirements and increased penalties
Feb 28, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will establish minimum staffing requirements for skilled nursing facilities as part of a plan to “crack down on unsafe nursing homes,” the White House announced...
Biden urged to end public health emergency — what’s at stake
Feb 15, 2022
A group of Republican lawmakers have called on President Joe Biden to end the COVID-19 public health emergency designation now that there’s more access to vaccines and effective treatments to combat...
Manchin’s disapproval of BBB could kill proposed LTC funding
Dec 21, 2021
Providers were split Monday over the news that Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said he wouldn’t back President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan and its nearly $1 billion for the long-term care industry.
Healthcare worker, OSHA vaccine mandates headed to Supreme Court
Dec 19, 2021
The immediate fate of a federal vaccine mandate covering most U.S. healthcare workers was in the hands of the Supreme Court this weekend, as the Biden administration sought to reverse an injunction preventing...
$800M to improve staffing, infection control under latest draft of Build Back Better
Dec 16, 2021
Nearly $1 billion in grant funding aimed at helping long-term care providers improve wages and benefits, as well as infection control efforts, is on the table in the Senate’s latest version of the Build...
Biden’s winter COVID plan highlights boosters for seniors, expands access to antibody treatment
Dec 03, 2021
The multi-pronged plan, unveiled Thursday, is aimed at further encouraging vaccinations and booster shots — especially among older adults — along with increasing the availability of other tools to...
Biden administration asks court to revive workplace vaccine mandate
Nov 24, 2021
The Biden administration has asked the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to reinstate a federal workplace COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandate after the enforcement was suspended.