Tag: regulatory

HHS pitches 10-year expiration for several rules

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed a new rule November 4 that would require a review of rules every 10 years “to determine whether the regulation is still needed and whether it is having appropriate impacts,” according to a release. Under the proposed rule, any regulation issued by HHS, with certain exceptions, […]

What SNFs need to be doing right now to deal with COVID-19

Long-term care regulatory expert Stefanie Corbett chats with us on our first Post-Acute Advisor Podcast. Corbett tells us what facilities should be doing right now to prepare for COVID-19, and what to do with suspected or confirmed cases. We also discuss keeping staff safe and healthy, visitation policies, and how to keep trucking on.  

Which Phase 2 requirements do you need help with?

What Phase 2 requirement does your facility need help with in 2017? Choose an answer from our polling question located on the sidebar to the right of this post. If you need help with Phase 2 requirements that are not listed there, leave your questions/challenges in the comments box. Let us know how we can […]

OSHA’s new electronic submission and anti-retaliation laws affect nursing homes and assisted living facilities

Effective January 1, 2017, OSHA will require businesses in industries with high injury and illness rates, including senior living facilities and nursing homes, to electronically submit work-related injury and illness reports to OSHA for publication on OSHA’s website. This final rule published on May 12, 2016 does not change facilities’ obligation to recording injuries and […]

Medicare Benefit and Policy Manual Updated

On November 29, CMS issued a transmittal stating in accordance with the Jimmo v. Sebelius Settlement Agreement, CMS has agreed to issue revised portions of the relevant chapters of the program manual used by Medicare contractors, in order to clarify coverage of skilled nursing and skilled therapy services. The following are some significant aspects of […]