Public Health Emergency to end May 11, Biden announces … Nursing homes finally seeing benefits of Medicare Advantage supplemental services … OSHA signals ‘increased aggressiveness’ in combating...
Also in the News for Wednesday, Jan. 25
Jan 25, 2023
States sue HHS over WHO public health emergency influence … The Nathaniel Witherell gets $900,000 personal bequest, one of the town-owned nursing home’s largest ever … Fire suppression system contains...
Also in the News for Friday, Jan. 20
Jan 20, 2023
Latest AHCA report projects skilled nursing labor recovery stalled until 2027… Report: Amid lackluster COVID vaccination rates, few citations and fewer fines … CMS may restart transfers from one of...
Also in the News for Wednesday, Jan. 11
Jan 11, 2023
Public Health Emergency extension — possibly the last — expected this week … Washington hospitals advocate for increased LTC funding as Legislature opens … California long-term care insurance task...
Also in the News for Wednesday, Dec. 21
Dec 21, 2022
Spending bill may preempt governors’ push to end PHE over Medicaid rolls… Nursing home rewards program needs more oversight: critics … Nursing association fighting to keep nursing home open after...
MedPAC recommends fresh Medicare cuts for skilled nursing
Dec 12, 2022
MedPAC Friday recommended a 3% cut to Medicare base payments made to skilled nursing facilities in 2024.
Rattled by uncertainty, Medicaid directors want Congress to give 120 days’ notice on end of PHE
Nov 22, 2022
An association of Medicaid directors wants Congress to give four months’ notice before the end of the public health emergency. It was the main item in a letter to top federal lawmakers last week that...
Providers warned: Ongoing relief fund audits may bring unprecedented info demands
Nov 21, 2022
Provider Relief Fund audits have started in earnest, with the threat of federal investigators demanding more and different data than most skilled nursing providers have ever been asked to account for.
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, Nov. 15
Nov 15, 2022
Efficacy of fourth Pfizer COVID vaccine wanes by 6 months in healthcare worker study … No notice on COVID public health emergency deadline means likely extension … COVID vaccine acceptance pays off...
White House to extend PHE designation through April, reports say
James M. Berklan
Nov 14, 2022
The federal government will extend the COVID-19 public health emergency declaration until at least April, according to published reports.