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Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will be felt for years. Fortunately, the inaugural McKnight’s Power Panel is here to help providers develop successful strategies for today, and the future. The virtual roundtable of marketplace leaders is titled “Suc

The number of coronavirus deaths and cases among facility’s residents and workers is now publicly available on the Nursing Home Compare website, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Thursday afternoon. The post CMS releases prov

Bipartisan members of Congress are urging the Department of Health and Human Services to quickly distribute COVID-19 relief funding to Medicaid providers following delays. The post Lawmakers want feds to speed up relief payments to Medicaid providers

The nation’s largest nursing home association said it is committed to fighting racial disparities in healthcare and drew a link between George Floyd, a black man who died at the hand of police, and the disproportionate number of black residents who t

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is considering extending waivers on telehealth coverage beyond the coronavirus health crisis, according to a report by Inside Health Policy. The post CMS weighs extending telehealth waivers beyond pand

Annual AHCA/NCAL conference to be virtual event … Indiana now allowing outdoor visits at nursing homes … Judge rules that Missouri Medicaid expansion proposal can stay on August ballot … National initiative aims to help nurses under stress during COV

The agency is working with drugmakers to help head off what it says could be an overwhelming wave of flu and COVID-19 infections this fall. The post CDC director: Agency working to ensure flu vaccine availability appeared first on McKnight's Lon

Facilities that serve more residents with mental illness tend to have quality characteristics that differ substantially from other nursing homes, say investigators. The post Residents with mental illness concentrated in facilities that offer less dir

While residents aged 60 to 69 were found to account for 2% of ED visits, those aged 90 and older accounted for 24% of visits, according to new data. The post Feds: Emergency department visits increase with age of nursing home residents appeared first

Sit-to-stand study improved body weight, but not physical function in residents … Low-dose aspirin does not prevent depression in healthy older adults … Mouth bacteria can infect brain cells, supporting Alzheimer’s link … Top journals retract hydroxy

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