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...
This guy needs to change his tune
Dec 19, 2021
The thought of fiscal sweeteners in the Build Back Better Act has had many operators humming “Happy Days are Here Again.” But after what played out this past weekend, “Slip Slidin’ Away” might...
This state plans to funnel money to nursing homes, hospitals that need help addressing staffing crisis
Sep 21, 2021
West Virginia nursing homes that have had to shell out more money to hire extra staff during the COVID-19 pandemic will be reimbursed under a new program just unveiled by the state.
The leader in vaccinations is … West Virginia?! Yes, and here’s why
Jan 19, 2021
Top public health officials and long-term care stakeholders have both praised West Virginia for how quickly it’s been able to distribute and administer COVID-19 vaccines to long-term care facilities.
Governor vetoes bill expanding CNAs’ role
Apr 04, 2018
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R) has vetoed a bill that would have allowed certified nursing assistants with special training to distribute medicine to nursing home residents.
Also in the News for Monday, March 26
Mar 26, 2018
West Virginia launches new elder abuse litigation and prevention unit … Syracuse nursing home, already under fire, accused of letting resident’s body decompose … AHCA/NAL offers Webinar...
Former business manager gets year in prison for embezzling from fund meant for nursing home outings
Jan 26, 2018
A former business office employee at a West Virginia nursing home has been sentenced to 13 months in federal prison for embezzling more than $80,000, the U. S. Attorney’s Office announced this week.
$90 million verdict against HCR ManorCare will stand, judge rules
Apr 15, 2013
HCR ManorCare was appropriately penalized $90 million in a case involving resident neglect and understaffing, a judge in West Virginia ruled last week. Lawyers for the nursing home company said they would...
High court puts arbitration agreements back into play
James M. Berklan
Mar 02, 2013
If the U.S. Supreme Court thought it had the final word on the validity of certain nursing home admissions arbitration agreements in 2012, well, it was wrong.
New U.S. News ratings show nursing homes a ‘Maine’ attraction
Feb 27, 2013
Among states with high percentages of seniors, Maine did the best, with 30% of its homes earning a five-star rating.