Tag: SNF

SNF Audits After the Pandemic

Expert Maureen McCarthy, president of Celtic Consulting, LLC, and CEO and founder of Care Transitions, LLP, a care coordination service provider, joins us to talk about what SNF audits may look like after the pandemic. Listen on soundcloud Listen on Apple Podcasts

Choosing unemployment over paychecks leads to SNF staffing issues

SNFs across the U.S. are struggling with staffing issues amid the pandemic. Because of both safety concerns and limited access to childcare, some staff members are choosing unemployment over paychecks. The federal government added an additional $600 a week to individual unemployment checks as part of the CARES Act, meaning that some employees actually make […]

Federal nursing home commission names new members

New members for the White House’s new Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes were announced June 19th.  Of the more than 800 applicants, 25 stakeholders with a variety of backgrounds were selected. The commission’s goal is to review nursing home responses to COVID-19 and create new regulations and procedures going forward. The […]

LeadingAge calls on Congress for COVID-19 relief funds

LeadingAge is calling on Americans to join their campaign, Act For Older Adults, asking Congress to dedicate a relief fund for aging services. The letter to Congress calls for, “$100 billion specifically for aging services providers; $1.2 billion for affordable senior housing; a $10 billion testing fund; support to deliver home health telehealth; access to […]

Keeping SNF residents engaged during COVID-19

Social distancing due to COVID-19 has been rough on many SNF residents, but there are several ways to keep residents engaged. Join us as we discuss ways to keep residents social and engaged while maintaining COVID-19 safety precautions. With us today is Stefanie Corbett. Stefanie has served in various senior leadership roles in healthcare organizations. […]

Pasadena SNF residents evacuated after COVID outbreak

Golden Cross, A Pasadena SNF, evacuated 63 residents late June 11 after it was stripped of its license amid a COVID-19 outbreak that claimed the lives of eight residents. As of June 11, there were 104 confirmed cases in the facility, including 72 residents, and 32 staff members.   The residents have been transferred to […]

CMS releases nursing home COVID-19 data and inspection results

The first round of COVID-19 data collected from nursing homes is now available on Nursing Home Compare. The data shows that as of May 31, about 13,600 (88%) of Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes had reported the required data to the CDC. Within these facilities, there are over 95,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and almost 32,000 […]

Upcoming webinar: Survey Success for Long-Term Care

During this 60-minute webinar, industry experts Reginald M. Hislop III, PhD, and Diane R. Hislop, RN, will review survey trends and help prepare providers for the new QIS-driven survey process. They will also teach participants how to develop a survey management program (including guidance for providing demonstrable evidence of compliance) and a cost-saving post-survey response […]

Trump administration announces enhanced enforcement on SNF infection control policies

The Trump Administration unveiled enhanced enforcement June 1 for SNF infection control policies amid COVID-19. SNFs will be subject to additional civil money penalties as well as enforcement by CMS for persistent survey deficiencies from targeted infection control surveys. “While many nursing homes have performed well and demonstrated that it’s entirely possible to keep nursing […]

OIG investigates COVID-19 response at nursing homes

The OIG announced a focused effort to investigate nursing home responses to COVID-19. One facet of the investigation will focus on auditing infection control efforts at nursing homes, while another will focus on CMS oversight efforts during the pandemic. “To reduce the likelihood of contracting and spreading COVID-19 at these nursing homes, effective internal controls […]