In first nursing home visit, CMS admin gets straight talk on agencies, pay and performance
James M. Berklan
May 12, 2022
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure has visited nursing homes numerous times, but on Wednesday she did so for the first time in her current capacity as their top...
LeadingAge’s president and CEO has asked Congress to ensure access to COVID-19 tests, vaccines and treatments in letters supporting the White House’s request for COVID-19 supplemental funds.
Providers plead for more COVID funding ahead of expected surges
May 11, 2022
The nation’s second-largest nursing home association is calling on Congress to approve crucial COVID-19 funding that will help protect providers and residents ahead of new surges expected to hit in the...
‘Very real challenges’ coming for nursing homes with end of first set of COVID waivers
May 06, 2022
The first set of COVID-related waivers have officially been put to rest and nursing home providers expect the changes will create “some very real challenges” with care access for residents.
How providers can prepare now for upcoming PRF reporting
Apr 25, 2022
As the next Provider Relief Fund reporting period approaches, long-term care providers must have a clear understanding of the type of relief payments received and establish policies on staffers tasked...
Low-income senior women bear brunt of chronic disease burden: LeadingAge report
Apr 22, 2022
Low-income women and people of color aged 60 and older bear the greatest economic burden of chronic disease in the United States, investigators said.
Feds’ spotlight on owners could detract from patient focus, experts warn
Apr 21, 2022
An effort to improve transparency into nursing home ownership took a major leap forward when federal officials posted previously non-public data Wednesday. But providers and legal experts cautioned that...
Now we’re really going to find what these long-term care leaders are capable of
James M. Berklan
Apr 15, 2022
Whatever your experience with long-term care leaders and lobbyists, you better hope they’re good at their game now.
CMS chief holds second 1-on-1 with providers as reform looms
Apr 04, 2022
Leaders of several nonprofit skilled nursing providers warned Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure about the potential impact of “unfunded mandates” and “counterproductive”...
Reforms could start sooner than one year, Becerra says in ‘monumental’ nursing home meeting
Apr 01, 2022
The federal government will meet or exceed a goal of implementing key nursing home reform measures within a year, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said Wednesday.