BREAKING: Nursing home commission makes 27 recommendations, calls for ‘greater leadership role’...
James M. Berklan
Sep 16, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released recommendations from the Coronavirus Commission on Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes on Wednesday and, as expected, they contain a laundry list of...
A win for long-term care: Providers applaud withdrawal of MFAR proposal
Sep 15, 2020
Providers cheered federal health officials’ decision to withdraw a proposal they warned could cut up to $50 billion nationwide from the Medicaid program annually.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has withdrawn a much-criticized Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule that could have caused havoc for skilled nursing providers, in at least 11 states in particular....
Feds’ proposal to extend COVID-19 waivers would keep some telehealth expansions but could deliver rehab...
James M. Berklan
Aug 04, 2020
As expected and hoped for by many healthcare providers, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Monday proposed permanently adopting some telehealth and therapy coverage expansions during the COVID-19...
CMS to expedite review of CLIA waivers for COVID-19 point-of-care tests
Jul 16, 2020
Nursing homes will be required to have Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) waivers to perform COVID-19 point-of-care tests. As a result, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is working...
Verma: Feds to prioritize nursing homes with three or more COVID-19 cases for point-of-care tests
Jul 15, 2020
The federal government will prioritize nursing homes with three or more coronavirus cases during the initial distribution of point-of-care COVID-19 tests.
Political grandstanding hurting long-term care again
Jun 04, 2018
It is regrettable that 17 state attorneys general are grandstanding by demanding that federal officials impose stricter nursing home regulation and sanctions. Their letter shows no real understanding of...