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LED lighting’s long-term benefits

As the healthcare industry turns to value-based care models, and providers focus on health and wellness goals, incorporating “human-centric lighting (HCL)” in long-term care facilities can create therapeutic environments that increase the safety and well-being of residents and staff. HCL aims to enhance the biological safety, health and emotional well-being of people through an expanding list…

Self-reporting raises doubts

New CMS guidance dictates nursing homes must report COVID-19 cases to CDC, residents and families

In new but anticipated guidance released Sunday night, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is requiring nursing homes to report any COVID-19 cases directly to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It also is mandating that facilities notify residents and families of all COVID cases — or risk enforcement actions.

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