Providers press CMS on COVID-19 vaccination for surveyors
Nov 16, 2021
Updated nursing home COVID-19 visitation guidance issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services was widely welcomed by long-term care providers Monday, but stakeholders are still seeking more...
$1.6 billion remains in Biden’s proposal for ‘historic’ workforce allocations
Nov 08, 2021
Long-term care providers would get a more than $1 billion boost to help with workforce struggles under the most recent version of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act.
Resourceless vaccine rule could have ‘disastrous’ impact on long-term care
Nov 05, 2021
Long-term care providers fear the federal government’s interim final rule requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all staff at Medicare- and Medicaid-funded facilities could have dire workforce consequences...
CDC hopes $500 million will bring nursing homes, surveyors closer
Nov 04, 2021
Federal health leaders and long-term care stakeholders are hopeful that a new $500 million nursing home strike team program will be a collaborative partnership between providers and inspectors that reduces...
Biden’s reduced pledge for LTSS still a ‘historic step’ for industry
Oct 29, 2021
Long-term care providers are applauding President Joe Biden’s revised budget reconciliation package that proposes investing $150 billion in home health.
Expect ‘explosion’ of operator partnerships to follow COVID-fueled collaboration, experts say
Oct 28, 2021
COVID-19 has accelerated partnerships in long-term care, but experts predict the industry is likely to see even more dramatic merger activity as providers realize the benefits of shared leadership, clinical...
Volunteers of America’s Mike King to take helm of LeadingAge board
Oct 27, 2021
ATLANTA — Mike King, who has led diversity and equity efforts as president and CEO of Volunteers of America, plans to pursue similar priorities during his two years as chairman of the LeadingAge board...
Not ‘the life we want’ as elders? Don’t settle for normalcy
Oct 26, 2021
Katie Smith Sloan, leader of the nation’s main advocacy group for nonprofit long-term care providers, this week told her members that the pandemic has given them a “significant opportunity to redefine...
‘Catastrophic human consequences’ if older Americans chopped from $3.5 trillion spending bill, CEO...
Oct 25, 2021
ATLANTA — If negotiators of President Biden’s $3.5 trillion Build Back Better plan put the needs of older Americans “on the chopping block,” it would be “one of their greatest failures ever”...
LeadingAge convention kicks off Sunday
James M. Berklan
Oct 22, 2021
will take place in person again from Sunday through Wednesday (Oct. 24-27) in Atlanta.