Providers support state’s flexible, incentive-laden staffing mandate but CMS may soon make it moot
Jessica R. Towhey
Feb 21, 2023
Nursing home advocates and observers say Virginia’s staffing mandate adequately melds direct care hours with financial incentives for facilities and punitive flexibility by state regulators.
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CMS will work with states, providers to help them comply with vaccine rule: report
Feb 17, 2022
West Virginia and Virginia’s requests for a waiver from the healthcare worker COVID-19 vaccine mandate for rural providers and state-run facilities likely won’t be granted by the Centers for Medicare...
Painted birdhouses a real tweet for these nursing home residents
Jul 14, 2021
Residents at two Virginia long-term care facilities are enjoying the sight of dozens of freshly painted birdhouses hung throughout their buildings thanks to a community effort.
Virginia facility pays $90k to settle lawsuit alleging it denied deaf resident admission over extra needs
Apr 29, 2021
A Virginia skilled nursing provider accused of denying a resident admission because she was deaf has settled a federal disability lawsuit for $90,000, the Department of Justice announced this week.
Six states join coronavirus test-purchasing compact; VA tries statewide COVID app
Aug 06, 2020
The governors of six states, including Republicans and Democrats, have formed an interstate compact to negotiate the purchase of 3 million COVID-19 antigen tests.
‘A touching move’: Family visitation booth allows residents, family members to safely make contact
Jul 16, 2020
A Virginia-based nursing home figured out a way to hold visits that allow residents to safely hold hands and hug their loved ones.
Providers plead for asymptomatic testing of hospital transfers to nursing homes
Jul 08, 2020
Virginia providers are calling on state officials to aggressively test residents prior to being discharged from hospitals into nursing homes.
Health system invests in NuScriptRX
Aug 12, 2014
Sentara Healthcare, a not-for-profit health system in Norfolk, VA, has become an investor in NuScriptRX, a pharmacy management company.