Category: Skilled Nursing Facility

New York state reinstates restrictions for nursing home visitations

Despite CMS recommendations to reopen nursing homes to visitors, New York state has taken a step back and reinstated restrictions to nursing homes and SNFs located in COVID-19 hotspots. In a four week period ending October 11, New York nursing homes reported 713 confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases, which is more than twice the number […]

HIPAA Refresher, Addressing COVID and other concerns

With us today is Joan Usher, a nationally recognized expert in the field of health information management. Find her at jluhealth.com. Today, we’ll be talking about HIPAA, the public health emergency, how to handle staff COVID testing in a HIPAA-compliant way, and more. Listen and subscribe on iTunes Connect, Spotify, or SoundCloud.

New Podcast: HIPAA Refresher, Addressing COVID and other concerns

With us today is Joan Usher, a nationally recognized expert in the field of health information management. Find her at jluhealth.com. Today, we’ll be talking about HIPAA, the public health emergency, how to handle staff COVID testing in a HIPAA-compliant way, and more. Listen and subscribe on iTunes Connect, Spotify, or SoundCloud.

CMS halts production of COVID-19 tests from unqualified labs

A plethora of laboratories across the United States are rapidly producing COVID-19 tests, but a recent record check by CMS resulted in 171 cease and desist letters to labs, halting production of tests at labs without the proper qualifications.  The record check found that those labs did not have up-to-date Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of […]

Overcoming Staff Challenges During the Pandemic

Stefanie Corbett, owner of Corbett Healthcare Solutions, joins us today to talk about challenges that SNF staff have faced during the pandemic, and ways administrators can support and encourage staff throughout this difficult period. Listen on Soundcloud Listen on Apple Podcasts

Overcoming Staff Challenges During the Pandemic

Stefanie Corbett, owner of Corbett Healthcare Solutions, joins us today to talk about challenges that SNF staff have faced during the pandemic, and ways administrators can support and encourage staff throughout this difficult period. Listen on Soundcloud Listen on Apple Podcasts

LTC therapy and physician services threatened by future Medicare cuts

Despite the overwhelming need for physician services in LTC facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, proposed Medicare Part B cuts for 2021 may threaten the livelihood of those physicians. The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for FY 2021 proposes reimbursement reductions for a variety of services covered under Medicare Part B. These cuts could force LTC physicians […]