Legislators Request Information on Nursing Home Finances

Three companies have claimed to lack funding to comply with minimum staffing requirements. Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, and Bernie Sanders of Vermont were…

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Most Populous States Submit Corrections to Census Bureau

Updates to 2020 census due to underreporting of college students, care facility residents, and more. The U.S. Census Bureau received updates to the 2020 census from California, Texas,…

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Legislation Addresses Healthcare Worker Shortage

Bill would also support those living with terminal illnesses.  The bipartisan Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act has been introduced in the Senate to support the…

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CDC Warns of Fungal Spread in Health Care Facilities

Data from 2020-2021 shows a doubling of Candida auris infections. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned the public this week of an increase of deadly…

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CMS to Audit Use of Antipsychotic Medications

The agency will take steps to address inappropriate use in nursing homes. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin conducting targeted audits on nursing homes…

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FHA Issues Green Mortgage Insurance Premium Guidance

Owners of care facilities are encouraged to adopt efficient and sustainable standards. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) recently announced new guidances for upcoming changes to Mortgage Insurance Premiums…

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Healthcare Workers Face January 4 Vaccine Deadline

More than 17 million workers to be affected.  Staff at healthcare facilities that participate in Medicare and Medicaid programs have until January 4, 2022, to comply with a recently issued…

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