A word of warning: Beware of staffing ratio violations
Neville M. Bilimoria
Nov 21, 2022
We are all waiting to see the possibility of proposed rules over federal minimum staffing ratios in nursing homes. But with possible federal minimum staffing ratios looming, let’s make sure the government...
How to do it … Rebuild a tattered SNF workforce
Nov 11, 2022
Skilled nursing facilities are facing some of the biggest challenges in their history as they struggle to recruit, rebuild and fortify their challenged workforces.
CMS promises ‘critical’ look at nursing home ownership data
Nov 02, 2022
Calling work on nursing home transparency one of her agency’s “particular achievements” of the past few months, a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services leader said Tuesday that providers can expect...
Inflation, wage pressures undercut New York’s push for higher staff minimums
Sep 26, 2022
The New York State Health Facilities Association this month asked state officials to repeal spending and staffing mandates adopted by the Department of Health.
Hello, CMS? This is desperation calling
Aug 30, 2022
There was a stark, though not at all unexpected, dichotomy between participants in Monday’s listening session to gather input on coming nursing home staff minimums. On the one hand, you had consumer...
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, August 2
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Aug 02, 2022
COVID-19 vaccination mandates don’t negatively affect nursing home staffing: study … ‘First-ever’ legislation to end Parkinson’s disease introduced in House … Shingles virus may cause damage...
CMS: Turnover, weekend staffing levels now in Five-Star ratings
Jul 08, 2022
Nursing home staff turnover rates and weekend staffing levels are now being incorporated into providers’ Five-Star Ratings.
New employee interviews, deeper dive into PBJ data could lead to more survey citations
Jul 01, 2022
Nursing home operators should be on high alert about the questions surveyors will ask employees about sufficient staffing after heavy emphasis was placed on the matter in updated guidance released this...
CNAs cite staffing shortage as biggest on-the-job challenge: survey
Mar 07, 2022
“This survey reveals not only that CNAs are burned out and frustrated, but also that the CNA staffing shortage itself is posing the greatest challenge to their work right now,” NAHCA CEO Lori Porter...
PBJ staff reporting deadline looms for providers
Jan 28, 2022
The final submission deadline for nursing homes to report their staffing data for last quarter in the Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) is just weeks away.