Healthcare worker vaccination mandate could end after a military vax withdrawal
Dec 06, 2022
Two national vaccine mandates, including the one affecting most nursing home workers, are under attack and could face reversal.
Baseless False Claims cases could decline with Supreme Court intervention
Dec 05, 2022
The Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday from federal lawyers seeking to dismiss more False Claims allegations in which the government chooses not to intervene, a move that would likely reduce the...
SCOTUS denies nursing home petition, keeping COVID care cases out of federal court — for now
Nov 22, 2022
Lawsuits against nursing homes for allegedly failing to treat residents properly during the pandemic are more likely to be heard now in state and not federal courts. That’s one conclusion after the US...
SCOTUS hears nursing home ‘wild card’ case exploring rights of patients to sue
Nov 09, 2022
Is the system for oversight and discipline already in place for Medicaid-funded nursing homes enough to deliver satisfaction for aggrieved parties or should they be able to sue both public and private...
Federal COVID cases with major LTC implications headed for November action
Oct 28, 2022
Two cases that could play a pivotal role in determining how well skilled nursing providers are protected by a federal COVID shield law are headed for important federal court dates.
Expert predicts ‘win’ for nursing homes in ‘big’ new SCOTUS case
May 03, 2022
The Supreme Court of the United States on Monday said it will review a ruling that revived an injury lawsuit against a state-owned nursing home.
Clinical briefs for Friday, Jan. 14
Jan 14, 2022
Supreme Court says yea to CMS vaccine mandate, nay to OSHA’s version … Biden to deploy strike medical teams, allocate more rapid tests and N95 masks as omicron rages … CDC: Mask recommendations...
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, Jan. 11
Jan 11, 2022
Senior living must be prioritized in COVID-19 response, association urges Biden administration… U.S. breaks COVID-19 hospitalization record as omicron surges … ECRI ranks ease of taking 7 popular COVID-19...
Extreme disruption of Medicare funding forecast if Affordable Care Act is tossed out
Apr 25, 2012
Healthcare experts on both sides of the political spectrum are warning that the Medicare program could unravel if the Supreme Court deems the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. Nursing homes, and others...
Supreme Court takes on the legality of Medicaid expansion while states grapple over funding
Mar 29, 2012
As state officials negotiate their fiscal 2013 budgets, more than half are grappling with billions in shortfalls that put Medicaid funds at risk, according to a new report.