The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted patients and families to reconsider nursing homes as a option where loved ones can receive care. Increased infection rates and isolation have prompted individuals to look at other alternatives. The Biden administration proposed a $400 billion plan that will increase funding to home and community-based services (HCBS). Recently, the number…

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued new guidelines for visitation rules in skilled nursing facilities this week. In an article published by Skilled Nursing News, it was stated that the federal government is allowing “responsible indoor visitations at all times and for all residents” with some exceptions. CMS chief medical officer Dr.…

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Nursing Home Compare has listed six new quality measures for skilled nursing providers. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the new performance data measures in October. The update includes quality data for assessment-based measures from between Jan.1 and Dec. 31 2019 and claims-based measures from Oct. 2017 and Sept. 30, 2019. The…

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