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Private Equity Ownership of Nursing Homes Triggers Capitol Hill Questions — And a GAO Probe

Apr 13, 2022 at 10:46 am by pj

By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News In his State of the Union address last month, President Joe Biden focused attention on how private equity ownership of nursing hom.... Read More

New Laws Let Visitors See Loved Ones in Health Care Facilities, Even in an Outbreak

Apr 13, 2022 at 10:07 am by pj

By Stephanie Colombini, WUSF, Kaiser Health News Jean White’s mother has dementia and moved into a memory care facility near Tampa, Florida, just as coronavirus lo.... Read More

HHS Takes Actions to Promote Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes

Apr 11, 2022 at 06:42 pm by pj

CMS Proposed Rule Seeks Feedback on Staffing Standards and Health Equity The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its fiscal year (FY) 2023 Skilled Nursi.... Read More

American Nurses Association Reveals Top Federal Legislative Priorities

Apr 10, 2022 at 06:13 pm by pj

By LYNNE JETER   Health System Transformation Eclipses Other Issues  The American Nurses Association (ANA) recently unveiled its leading federal legislative prior.... Read More

CMS Returning to Certain Pre-COVID-19 Policies in Long-term Care and Other Facilities

Apr 07, 2022 at 05:04 pm by pj

 Actions continue to protect the health and safety of nursing home residents The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking steps to continue to protec.... Read More

Patients’ Perilous Months-Long Waiting for Medicaid Coverage Is a Sign of What’s to Come

Apr 05, 2022 at 11:17 pm by pj

By Bram Sable-Smith and Rachana Pradhan, Kaiser Health News  Korra Elliott has tried to avoid seeing a doctor while waiting to get on Medicaid. She worrie.... Read More

Insulin Copay Cap Passes House Hurdle, But Senate Looks for a Broader Bill

Apr 05, 2022 at 11:10 pm by pj

By Michael McAuliff, Kaiser Health News  The chances of passing election-year legislation to help people afford insulin — which weeks ago seemed mired in poli.... Read More

Did You Know? ADA/Civil Rights Act Issues in Health Care

Mar 14, 2022 at 11:46 pm by pj

By Karen Davila, Florida Healthcare Law Firm Do you have any patients who are deaf/hard of hearing? Visually impaired? If so, you must provide equal access to communicat.... Read More

The CDC’s New Guidelines on Covid Risk and Masking Send Confounding Signals

Mar 10, 2022 at 10:22 am by pj

By Colleen DeGuzman, Kaiser Health News When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month unveiled updated covid-19 guidelines that relaxed masking re.... Read More

HIV Preventive Care Is Supposed to Be Free in the US. So, Why Are Some Patients Still Paying?

Mar 09, 2022 at 03:00 pm by pj

By Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News  Anthony Cantu, 31, counsels patients at a San Antonio health clinic about a daily pill shown to prevent HIV infection. Last sum.... Read More

Medical Boards Pressured to Let It Slide When Doctors Spread Covid Misinformation

Feb 15, 2022 at 03:18 pm by pj

By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio, Kaiser Health News  Tennessee’s Board of Medical Examiners unanimously adopted in September a statement that said doc.... Read More

Why Millions on Medicaid Are at Risk of Losing Coverage in the Months Ahead

Feb 15, 2022 at 03:05 pm by pj

  By Rachana Pradhan, Kaiser Health News    The Biden administration and state officials are bracing for a great unwinding: millions of people losing th.... Read More

Medicare Patients Win the Right to Appeal Gap in Nursing Home Coverage

Feb 02, 2022 at 10:18 am by pj

By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News A three-judge federal appeals court panel in Connecticut has likely ended an 11-year fight against a frustrating and confusing rule th.... Read More

Georgia Bill Aims to Limit Profits of Medicaid Managed-Care Companies

Feb 02, 2022 at 10:08 am by pj

Repercussions for surrounding states? By Andy Miller and Rebecca Grapevine, Georgia Health News, Kaiser Health News ATLANTA — Georgia lawmakers wi.... Read More

Justices Block Broad Worker Vaccine Requirement, Allow Health Worker Mandate to Proceed

Jan 16, 2022 at 11:38 am by pj

By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News  The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked a key Biden administration covid-19 initiative — putting a stop, for now, to a rule.... Read More

Covid-19 Liability Protection Advancing Through Legislature

Jan 16, 2022 at 10:07 am by pj

The past week has seen rapid progress for extending Covid-19 legal protection for healthcare providers, hospitals and nursing homes set to expire March 29. Thursday the Senat.... Read More

Supreme Court Weighs Biden’s Workplace Vaccine Requirements

Jan 10, 2022 at 08:11 pm by pj

  By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News  The Supreme Court on Friday took up one of the most contentious issues of the covid-19 pandemic, hearing a series of ca.... Read More

As Patients Fell Ill With Covid Inside Hospitals, Government Oversight Fell Short

Dec 29, 2021 at 11:19 am by pj

  By Lauren Weber and Christina Jewett, Photos by Heidi de Marco, Kaiser Health News One by one, the nurses taking care of actress Judi Evans at Riversid.... Read More

HHS Seeks Public Comments to Advance Equity and Reduce Disparities in Organ Transplantation, Improve Life-Saving Donations, and Dialysis Facility Quality of Care

Dec 01, 2021 at 06:36 pm by pj

   This effort builds upon the recent Organ Procurement Organizations’ Conditions for Coverage (CfCs) final rule to help thousands of patients on waitlists&nb.... Read More

Becerra Says Surprise Billing Rules Force Doctors Who Overcharge to Accept Fair Prices

Nov 23, 2021 at 10:01 am by pj

  By Michael McAuliff, Kaiser Health News    Overpriced doctors and other medical providers who can’t charge a reasonable rate for their services.... Read More