Missouri provider ‘takes ownership,’ suspends worker after resident murder
Jul 18, 2022
The owner of a Missouri nursing home has suspended an employee and pledged to update its policies after a resident allegedly murdered another resident following a fight at the facility.
The anti-vaccine victory tour of 2021
Dec 01, 2021
When news broke this week regarding the first injunction against the federal vaccine requirement for healthcare workers, I’ll admit I was surprised that a court found enough merit in the challenging...
Providers oppose federal vaccine mandate at state hearing
Sep 16, 2021
The Missouri Health Care Association came out strongly against the federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate during a subcommittee hearing, citing concerns that a large chunk of workers could be lost due to the...
The Missouri Paradox
Neville M. Bilimoria
Jul 23, 2021
Just when you thought summer was going well, we now have surges in Missouri and Arkansas of the COVID-19 Delta variant. That’s right, these past few weeks your sunny summer was clouded by news that the...
July 4 sees COVID-19 spike, ventilator shortage for Missouri hospitals
Jul 07, 2021
An area of Missouri with low COVID-19 immunization rates has seen a 27% spike in hospitalizations and a public call for respiratory therapists, a report finds.
Full-time nurse program cuts ED visits, saves $31 million for MO nursing homes
Mar 01, 2021
A program that put full-time advanced practice nurses in 16 Missouri nursing homes shows that Medicare should scrap billing restrictions on direct care services given by these providers, investigators...
Missouri proposal to protect nursing homes from COVID-related lawsuits faces pushback
Feb 16, 2021
Liability protections from coronavirus-related lawsuits for Missouri nursing homes are being threatened by consumer advocates in the state.
Providers worry after suspension of Missouri COVID-19 test lab upheld
Oct 30, 2020
Long-term care providers in Missouri expressed concern about the pace of coronavirus testing within the state after regulators suspended a lab over accuracy concerns.
Missouri long-term care facilities not allowed to fully reopen
Jun 18, 2020
Missouri long-term care facilities were not allowed to fully reopen Wednesday with the rest of the state, as health officials called for a phased-in approach regarding visitation. The clarification came...
Louisiana, Missouri leaders wrestle with ‘granny cam’ laws
Jun 04, 2018
In-room nursing home cameras could soon be operating in a sixth state, thanks to the signature of Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D).