‘Imperative’ to finalize staffing rule this year, dozens of House members tell CMS
Mar 20, 2023
More than a quarter of the House of Representatives signed a letter last week urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to move forward with its plan to institute a nationwide staffing mandate...
CMS should bring its oversight hammer down . . . on states
Oct 17, 2022
CMS has an absolute hammer when it comes to accepting, or rejecting, state Medicaid rates that it finds fail to substantially comply with federal law,
Owners of nearly half of Indiana’s nursing homes sued over refusal to share financial information
Aug 11, 2022
A new lawsuit alleges that eight Indiana hospitals — owners of 250 of the state’s 527 nursing homes — are violating state open record laws by withholding information on extra public funding doled...
Long-term care campaign scores ‘historic’ budget increase in PA
Kathleen Steele Gaivin
Jul 12, 2022
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) and the state general assembly have approved what long-term care advocates have dubbed a “historic budget victory.” The 2022-2023 spending plan includes a Medicaid raise...
Feds tell nursing homes to use vaccinated staff or lose funding: Providers cry foul
Aug 19, 2021
President Joe Biden announced late Wednesday afternoon that U.S. nursing homes must use workers vaccinated against COVID-19 or risk losing vital Medicare and Medicaid funding. Providers immediately criticized...
‘Historic’ hatches hisses: Providers lambaste state’s costly new staffing proposal
Jul 22, 2021
A call to increase minimum direct staffing hours 4.1 per patient, per day was roundly rejected as unrealistic by providers.
After acquiring NJ properties from Genesis, Complete Care gets hit with labor board complaints
Jul 21, 2021
A major union announced Tuesday it had filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board against Complete Care Management over concerns about how the company is spending supplemental Medicaid funding...
Replace FMAP with Medicaid funding system that better accounts for seniors, government report says
May 15, 2013
The federal government could distribute Medicaid dollars to states more effectively by looking at data that better reflects the needs of nursing home residents and workers, according to a new report from...
Nursing homes on front line as White House weighs ‘bed tax’ reform
Jan 16, 2013
Nursing homes could be hurt if the federal government lowers or eliminates the Medicaid provider tax threshold to reduce the national deficit, according to a recent report from the Congressional Research...
Analysis: Long-term care could lose billions with block grants; funding answers available
Mar 14, 2011
The long-term care industry would be the third-most impacted healthcare field if state Medicaid funding is converted into block grants, according to a new analysis from Bloomberg News.