Tag: New York

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 […]

New York nursing homes under fire after accusations of under-reporting COVID-19 deaths

New York state nursing homes are under fire as reports surface stating that COVID-19 deaths may have been under-counted by 50%. A sample of 62 nursing homes showed that a substantial number of deaths were not included in the official death toll when the deaths occurred at hospitals after transfers, states NY Attorney General (AG) […]

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 […]

New study links infected nursing home staff with resident fatalities in New York during COVID-19 pandemic

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) recently analyzed self-reported nursing home data and found that COVID-19 related infections and deaths in nursing homes are related to infected staff members. The data found that approximately one in four nursing home staff members were infected with COVID-19 between March and early June.  The study also […]

New York Medicaid Change Rocking SNFs

The state of New York is proposing a change in the way it calculates the case mix that sets Medicaid reimbursements for skilled nursing facilities — with the goal of realizing $246 million in net savings. If it is finalized, that could mean a significant cut in Medicaid reimbursements for nursing home providers, according to […]

NY DOL’s order on ‘13-hour standard’ for live-in caregivers ruled invalid

By Home Health Line A recent New York Supreme Court ruling has further muddied the waters around the practice of paying live-in caregivers in the state for 13 hours a day. On Sept. 26, the court ruled invalid a New York Department of Labor (DOL) emergency order that was designed to clarify the DOL’s stance […]