It’s time for the State of the union. It would be nice if Biden revisits a promise that helped get him elected: immigration reform.
Senior care scores some wins in congressional budget deal
Dec 21, 2022
A Congressional spending package for fiscal year 2023 supports key healthcare policy requests important to long-term care industry stakeholders, saving some clinicians and services from feared cuts.
Also in the News for Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022
Nov 01, 2022
Closure of notorious nursing home leaves NJ town with $1.4 million debt … Nevada Supreme Court says negligence lawsuit against SNF can continue … ‘Do Not Hospitalize’ policy, procedures increase...
Providers both relieved and angry after CMS changes course on pay rates, extends phase-in period
Aug 01, 2022
Although many skilled nursing providers let out a sigh of relief after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a 2.7% net pay increase for SNFs in 2023 on Friday, others were still expressing...
Research supports COVID-19 booster shot mandates for SNF workers
James M. Berklan
Aug 01, 2022
With the prospect of new strains of the COVID-19 virus looming, researchers are making a case for states to impose vaccination booster shot mandates on nursing home employees.
BREAKING: CMS finalizes 2.7% pay raise, two year phase-in for PDPM cuts
Jul 29, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Friday afternoon announced a finalized cut to nursing home Medicare pay rates for fiscal 2023.
Rule aimed at reducing red tape to come later, or maybe not all
Jul 20, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has officially delayed action on a three-year-old proposal to reduce some duplicative and “unnecessary” requirements for nursing homes another year, with...
CMS still determining what COVID waivers to keep, drop after PHE ends
Jul 20, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is in the process of deciding what COVID-19 regulatory waivers will remain permanent or be retired following the end of the public health emergency.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services appears to be weighing changes to its nursing home room capacity standards, based on recommendations included in updated guidance released Wednesday.
Federal officials keep heat on MA plans over denials, delays
Jun 30, 2022
Congressional lawmakers are being urged to address weaknesses in Medicare Advantage plans in response to a federal watchdog report that found that the MA organizations have often improperly denied or delayed...