Tag: government

Thinking of Requiring COVID-19 Shots? What Employers Need to Know

The list of employers and government agencies requiring employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 is growing, and such requirements are generally legal under federal law. But employers need to be clear about when exceptions must be made and how state laws can add a wrinkle to their vaccination policies. Major employers across the country have […]

AHCA pushes for release of remaining SNF provider relief funds

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) are again requesting that the government release the remaining provider relief funds for SNFs as facilities still struggle to overcome setbacks that occurred during the pandemic. The CARES Act established $178 billion in the fund, but SNFs have only received approximately $14 billion […]

Follow these nine crucial tips to ensure your agency’s website is ADA compliant

Agencies should ensure that their websites are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) so that they can reduce their risk of being targeted in a lawsuit or government enforcement action. To protect your agency, take these nine steps: Conduct an informal risk assessment of your website. Visit your site and see whether you […]

Federal government could potentially reclaim $76M in Medicaid payments

Medicaid payments totaling $76 million to a chain of nursing homes in Georgia could potentially be reclaimed by the federal government. The upper payment limit (UPL) program, which was designed to bolster Medicaid rates by raising them to the rate of Medicare payments, led to a dispute between the Georgia Medicaid agency and the federal […]

Millions of N95 masks to be released to nursing homes, some for a price

The federal government announced that a stockpile of N95 respirators will soon be released to nursing homes and other healthcare agencies. Each state is expected to receive approximately seven million masks from the stockpile that currently holds 44 million masks, with another 500 million on order. Some masks, however, will be available for purchase in […]

Senate Proposal Pushes COVID-19 Liability Protection for Employers

A new COVID-19 relief package being considered in the U.S. Senate calls for significant liability protection for employers as they resume business during the pandemic. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act on July 27. A key feature of interest to employers is the liability protection […]

The White House announces 2015 Conference on Aging

The July 13th event will continue the White House’s year-long effort to listen, learn, and share with older adults, their families, caregivers, advocates, community leaders, and experts in the aging field on how to best address the changing landscape of aging in the coming decade. The 2015 Conference aims to embrace the transformative demographic shift […]