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‘Poverty-level wages’: California workers fight to reform nursing homes

The Guardian (05/04/2022) – Union pushing for proposal to create board to oversee industry in wake of pandemic that has decimated staffing Full story »

Biden Administration Takes Action to Improve Competition, Transparency and Quality for Hospitals and Nursing Homes

National Law Review (04/28/2022) – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published detailed databases summarizing changes of ownership of Medicare-enrolled hospitals and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). The databases currently include information from 2016 to 2022, but the data will be updated and released quarterly. Full story »

Are Critics Of Private Equity Nursing Home Ownership Living In The Past?

Forbes (04/27/2022) – It has become popular among many Democrats to call for investigations of nursing home ownership by private equity firms. But industry experts tell me that, increasingly, big investors in senior services are abandoning nursing facilities in favor of the far more lucrative home health business and, in some cases, private-pay senior housing. Full story »

New quality measure thresholds could lower providers’ star ratings, experts warn

McKnight's (04/28/2022) – Skilled nursing providers are worried they could see their star ratings drop following new changes to the quality measure rating threshold, according to a top expert. Full story »

Slow, Uneven Occupancy Recovery Raises Questions About Long-Term Stability for Nursing Homes

Skilled Nursing News (04/26/2022) – While many skilled nursing industry providers expect occupancy recovery to be at least another year away, as census climbs toward numbers not seen since 2020, some remain less confident that long-term care will fully bounce back. Full story »

CMS stresses it wants more stakeholder views on nursing homes staffing shortages

McKnight's (04/27/2022) – The leader of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Tuesday challenged providers to give more insight on the workforce crises they are dealing with as the agency prepares to set minimum staffing standards for nursing homes. Full story »

Covid death rates were 11% lower in unionized US nursing homes

Quartz (04/26/2022) – Of the roughly one million Americans who have died from covid about 150,000 have been nursing home residents. One million US nursing home workers have also been infected by the virus and more than 2,000 have died because of it. Full story »

More than 400 nursing home closures projected for 2022: report

McKnight's (04/22/2022) – More than 300 nursing homes have closed during the COVID-19 pandemic and another 400 could go out of business this year, according to a new analysis. Full story »

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