Administration’s added coronavirus tests for nursing homes just ‘a drop in the bucket,’ industry...
Sep 30, 2020
The federal government’s plan to ship a total of 33 million additional point-of-care tests to nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the coming weeks is just “a drop in the bucket [when] considering...
Nursing homes face threats of citations, penalties if they restrict visitor access without good cause
Sep 18, 2020
Providers who fail to facilitate in-person visitations “without a reasonable clinical or safety cause” could be cited and face other penalties under new guidance issued Thursday by the Centers for...
Lawmakers demand answers from Pence on worsening PPE shortages
Aug 28, 2020
Two top Democratic lawmakers are insisting on answers from Vice President Mike Pence following reports of growing personal protective equipment and supply shortages among nursing homes.
Providers appeal to VP to investigate PPE distribution ‘failures’; Senate subcommittee holds hearing...
Jun 12, 2020
Providers across the country have reported they’ve received faulty personal protective equipment from the federal government. The second largest nursing home association is now calling on Vice President...
Trump takes on governors, pushes states to universally test nursing home residents, staff
May 12, 2020
President Trump Monday urged states to universally test all nursing home residents and staff, and suggested that such testing should have happened earlier.
Providers cry foul as White House considers disbanding coronavirus task force
May 06, 2020
Long-term care providers called a move to potentially disband the White House Coronavirus Task Force “alarming,” equating the decision to leaving the “battle in the middle of a fight.”
Most nursing home visits banned as part of federal COVID-19 strategy
James M. Berklan
Mar 15, 2020
Exceptions include healthcare workers, surveyors and those in compassionate care situations.
Medicaid hypocrisy 2.0, or the art of not giving credit where it’s due
Feb 28, 2014
Hypocrisy, thy name is Republican governor taking more Medicaid funding.