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Staff retention crucial after study confirms lower turnover linked to higher quality of care at nursing homes

McKnight's (05/10/2022) – Nursing home providers should consider implementing innovative strategies for retaining workers after a new study found that low staff turnover was consistently associated with higher quality of care, researchers said. Full story »

Consumers Are Getting New Information About Nursing Home Staffing But Need More

Forbes (02/03/2022) – With nursing homes and other long-term care facilities desperately short of nurses and aides, it is more important than ever for consumers to know about staffing levels, quality, and turnover. But it has been difficult to get some key information. Now, the government has taken a modest step to help. Full story »

Weekend staffing levels, turnover now included in nursing home ratings (02/01/2022) – The federal government's five-star rating system for nursing homes will now include weekend staffing levels and turnover but a group representing the facilities say that new information doesn't tell the whole story. Full story »

PBJ staff reporting deadline looms for providers

McKnight's (01/28/2022) – The final submission deadline for nursing homes to report their staffing data for last quarter in the Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) is just weeks away. Full story »

‘Tone deaf’: Posting of more staffing and turnover data starts

McKnight's (01/27/2022) – Nursing home staff turnover rates and weekend staffing levels can now be viewed publicly on the Care Compare website, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Wednesday. Full story »

BREAKING: CMS vaccine mandate upheld

McKnight's (01/13/2022) – A vaccine requirement for staff at all U.S. nursing homes and other federally funded healthcare facilities can proceed, the Supreme Court said in a 5-4 decision Thursday afternoon. Full story »

Does new Alzheimer’s drug work? Answers may miss 2030 target

Fox News (07/01/2021) – When a controversial Alzheimer’s drug won U.S. approval, surprise over the decision quickly turned to shock at how long it might take to find out if it really works — nine years. Full story »

The best gets better: ezPBJ™ is now SimplePBJ™

SimpleLTC (10/12/2020) – In 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its first rules for a new Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) reporting requirement for skilled nursing facilities. A few months later, seeing the heavy burden that PBJ regulations would place on SNFs, a small startup company in Rochester, New York created a first-of-its-kind software tool for simplifying PBJ compliance. Full story »

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