Providers seek incentive pay as staffing requirements ratchet up
Jan 30, 2024
A quality incentive program that directs add-on funding only to nursing homes that enhance care and perform well on a series of patient metrics could be a lifeline for hundreds of facilities facing major...
The staffing rule’s Swiss cheese factor
Sep 08, 2023
There’s a glaring hole in the proposed federal staffing mandate, and no, I’m not talking about that same blackhole that’s apparently sucked in 190,000 skilled nursing workers with no sign of spitting...
When long-term care becomes a slugfest
James M. Berklan
Sep 06, 2023
If you ever want to see something really wrong, just watch two sides fight when both think they’re really right. It usually isn’t pretty.
State officials hunger for staffing minimum even higher than the one they haven’t implemented yet
Aug 03, 2023
Lawmakers in Connecticut appear ready to toughen their state’s nursing home staffing minimum next year, even before they have fully tested a 3.0 hours per-day requirement currently in play.
On federal staffing minimum, providers need protections: AHCA’s Phil Fogg
Jessica R. Towhey
May 24, 2023
Nursing home providers could support a federal minimum staffing rule that is funded and exempts them from penalties if they make “best faith efforts” to hire, according to one of the nation’s top...
Providers brace for staffing rule
Mar 12, 2023
Providers were bracing for the first federal minimum staffing proposal, the details of which could have broad implications for all nursing homes.
Providers, states grapple with billion-dollar needs ahead of federal staffing minimum
Nov 17, 2022
Provider organizations across the country are trying to pinpoint just how much of an investment they’ll need to meet
In ‘transition,’ CMS asks providers to weigh in on key rules
Oct 11, 2022
NASHVILLE, TN — Many providers renewed their concerns about staffing constraints, workforce retention and the survey process during a rare live forum with a top Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...
Ask the Nursing Expert
Oct 07, 2022
Q: If we meet state-level staffing minimums, will we have sufficient staff under F725, Sufficient Nursing Staff?
CMS studying staff in SNFs
James M. Berklan
Sep 11, 2022
Federal contractors are heading into 75 nursing homes this fall to gather data needed to establish a first-ever federal minimum staffing mandate.