Tag: SNFs

CMS launches platform for SNF waiver requests and PHE inquiries

CMS launched a platform to standardize Section 1135 waiver requests and Public Health Emergency (PHE)-related inquiries on January 11. This tool is expected to streamline how SNFs submit waiver requests and inquiries, and how CMS reviews the submitted information. With very limited exception, all 1135 waiver requests and/or PHE-related inquiries going forward should be submitted […]

Creating a culture of Trauma-Informed Care

Note: The following podcast was first aired on August 13, 2020. Expert Jodi Eyigor, Director of Nursing Home Quality & Policy at LeadingAge, joins us to talk about implementing Trauma-Informed Care in SNFs. Listen on SoundCloud Listen on iTunes Connect Listen on Spotify

Managing in a crisis

Ralph Peterson joins us today to discuss how to effectively manage staff in a crisis. Ralph is the owner and operator of a management development company that helps mission-driven organizations dramatically increase profitability, improve efficiency and grow their companies by building Five-Star leadership teams. Listen on SoundCloud Listen on iTunes Connect Listen on Spotify

Biden nominates California AG as new HHS secretary

President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Xavier Becerra, the current California attorney general (AG), for the position of secretary of Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). If confirmed, Becerra will replace incumbent secretary Alex Azar. Prior to his position as the California AG, Becerra served 12 terms in the House of Representatives, and is an […]

PDPM: A year in review

Long-term care expert Reg Hislop looks back on how SNFs fared over the first year of PDPM, and discusses the Part B therapy rate cut by 9%. Listen on SoundCloud Listen on iTunes Connect Listen on Spotify

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 […]