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Considerations for Health Care Employers under Iowa’s Vaccine Passport Law and Recent CDC, CMS and EEOC Guidelines

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One of the last pieces of legislation the Iowa legislature sent to Governor Kim Reynolds’ desk for guaranteed signature was a bill banning vaccine passports in Iowa. House File 889 contains several prohibitions regarding...more

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Texas Governor Signs Law Banning ‘Vaccine Passport’ Statewide

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On Monday, June 7, Governor Greg Abbott signed into law a bill that prohibits any business operating in Texas from requiring what has been referred to as a “vaccine passport.” SB 968 by State Senator Lois Kolkhorst prevents...more

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CMS Imposes New COVID-19 Vaccine Immunization Requirements for Nursing Homes

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Effective May 21, 2021, both Medicare skilled nursing facilities (“SNFs”) and Medicaid nursing facilities (“NFs”) (collectively “nursing homes”) became subject to revised requirements of participation regarding infection...more

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Alleged Deficiencies in COVID-19 Safety Protocols Lead to DOJ Enforcement Action

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On May 14, 2021, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Iowa ("USAO") announced a civil settlement involving a nursing home's allegedly deficient procedures and practices relating to COVID-19 during the early...more

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Wisconsin Department of Health Services Increases Monthly Spousal Income Allowance

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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services recently announced the “minimum monthly maintenance needs allowance” (“MMMNA”) will be increased from $2,873.34 to $2,903.34 starting on July 1, 2021.  As part of laws designed to...more

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CMS Interim Rule Requires Long-Term Care Facilities to Follow New COVID-19 Vaccination Rules

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As vaccination rates climb and Long-Term Care (LTC) facilities begin to reopen, the beginning of a return to “normal” also brings the extension of a familiar theme for LTC facilities: new rules and new penalties for...more

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Long-Term Care Facilities Must Educate, Offer, And Report on COVID-19 Vaccinations For Residents And Staff, According To CMS...

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On May 11, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services published an interim final rule/guidance to establish COVID-19 vaccination requirements for Long-Term Care...more

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Georgia Department of Public Health Issues Additional Update on Reopening Guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities

On May 17, 2021, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) issued an updated Administrative Order regarding reopening guidance for long-term care facilities. Commissioner Toomey previously issued an Order of reopening...more

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

CMS and CDC Update Guidance for Nursing Home Resident Testing, Visitation, and Communal Activities

Long-term care providers that have been clamoring for updated guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to address the effect of COVID-19...more

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

New Jersey Legislation Would Increase Scrutiny on Nursing Home CHOWs and Bridging Arrangements

In response to the number of COVID-19 related deaths in New Jersey long-term care facilities, the State engaged a consulting firm to conduct a review and recommend changes.  The consultant’s report noted that, “[n]ationally...more

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Big reconsideration under way for long-term care as coronavirus toll eases

Residents and their loved ones may have reached a major turning point with nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, agonizing as to whether the institutions really can provide safe, hygienic, and welcoming places...more

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New York State Clamps Down on Nursing Home Revenue

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In recent months, there has been a lot of attention on decisions made during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York State in regard to nursing homes.  Some of that attention has focused on an order issued in the...more

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Health Care Triage: Long-Term Care: Exploring Lessons from the Past Year and Current Topics Facing the Industry

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In this week's episode, Myla Reizen interviews Bruce Spurlock, quality expert and President and CEO of Cynosure Health, about long-term care facilities focusing on lessons learned over the past year with COVID-19, with a...more

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Georgia Department of Public Health Issues Updated Reopening Guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities

On April 7, 2021, Commissioner Toomey of the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) issued an Administrative Order that provides new reopening guidance for long-term care facilities, which includes intermediate care...more

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Deadline Approaching for Licensure of Georgia Long Term Care Administrators

Effective July 1, 2021, Administrators of Assisted Living Communities and Administrators of Personal Care Homes with twenty-five (25) beds or more must hold licenses issued by the Georgia State Board of Long-Term Care...more

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Aging at Home Becomes a Popular Option During Pandemic

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Aging at home is the new trend. An article in The New York Times on April 4, 2021, talks about the movement of people away from institutional housing such as nursing homes and senior living facilities which has arisen as a...more

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Low Vaccination Rate Among Senior Housing Staff Poses Problems. Are There Any Solutions?

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Florida Trend (citing the Tampa Bay Times) recently reported that while 93% of assisted living residents have received at least one dose of the COVD-19 vaccine, vaccination rates of staff are lagging across the state. ...more

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COVID Vaccines for Long Term Care Employees: To Mandate or Not to Mandate?

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With three COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use and states across the U.S. prioritizing vaccinations for essential health care workers, long term care (LTC) facilities...more

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Repayment of Medicare Accelerated Payments Scheduled to Begin in April for Some Nursing Homes

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Nursing homes that received Medicare loans to address cash flow issues stemming from the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) may soon see a reduction in Medicare reimbursement as Medicare begins to recoup a portion of...more

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Gold Dome Report — Committee Day

Although the General Assembly was in adjournment today, legislators packed the day with committee meetings to consider languishing legislation, new amendments, and hastily drawn substitutes. One of the major points of the day...more

Patrick Malone & Associates P.C. | DC Injury...

U.S. nursing-home rating system ‘broken’ by gamed data and poor oversight

Federal regulators, by allowing owners and operators to self-report quality and safety data and failing to audit vital information with diligence, have “broken” the national nursing-home rating system — what was supposed to...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

What’s Next for Nursing Homes: COVID-19 and Outlook for Action

Key Points - Congress and government watchdogs have conducted considerable work to date investigating the COVID-19 response pertaining to nursing homes. - Stakeholders should look to previously introduced...more

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

Minnesota's New Assisted Living Licensure - Are you Ready?

Minnesota’s new Assisted Living License goes into effect August 1, 2021. With less than five months remaining before the deadline, providers need to act immediately to make sure they are prepared for the new requirements,...more

Foster Swift Collins & Smith

Update on Relaxed Visitation Restrictions and Implementation Requirements for Residential Care Facilities

On March 2, 2021, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (“MDHHS”) issued an Emergency Order that relaxes the visitation requirements for residential care facilities. The December 8, 2020 MDHHS Order involving...more

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Nursing Home Industry Group Recommends Policy Change Aimed at Ownership Transparency and Accountability

A group of individuals with ties to the nursing home industry recently published a commentary in the journal Health Affairs and opined that complex ownership structures used by many nursing home operators make it difficult to...more

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