An extension of telehealth flexibilities beyond the COVID-19 pandemic is likely if President Joe Biden’s nomination to lead the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is confirmed. Chiquita Brooks-LaSure...
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 favors keeping expanded telemedicine access after pandemic
Jun 11, 2020
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma hinted Tuesday that waivers permitting broader telehealth coverage will be extended after the coronavirus pandemic.
CMS eases restrictions for physicians in long-term care facilities
Apr 12, 2020
In-person visit requirements have been lifted along with restrictions on delegating tasks to nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists.
CMS issues full Sandy waivers
Nov 06, 2012
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued blanket waivers that include skilled nursing providers. That means long-term care facilities in New York and New...
State officials settle lawsuit to keep disabled out of nursing homes
Jan 17, 2012
Louisiana health officials will ask the federal government for 200 waivers that would allow disabled Medicaid recipients to receive long-term personal care services, according to the terms of a settlement.
State law loophole allows former criminals to work in elder care facilities
Dec 14, 2011
Minnesota has granted waivers for 15,000 people with criminal backgrounds seeking to work in the state’s long-term care facilities, a new report finds.