Claims against long-term care providers “disregard reality”

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Claims against long-term care providers “disregard reality”

Claims against long-term care providers are concerning facilities across the country.

“These claims disregard the utter reality that assisted living facilities and nursing homes were powerless to stop the COVID-19 virus,” said Donna J. Fudge, an attorney with Florida-based Fudge Broadwater P.A.

Fudge cited several key reasons why such operators could not prevent the virus from entering their buildings and spreading. She pointed to 4 determinants revealed by research from Harvard University, Brown University and the University of Chicago, and said that providers should save the data of their efforts during the pandemic. Read the whole story >>

Excelas’ COVID-19 Comprehensive Integrated Timeline Tool incorporates an organization’s COVID-19 response and key medical chronology data into federal and state guidance timelines.


CMS’s Proposed $320M Decrease in Nursing Home Medicare Funding

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has proposed a cut to the nursing home reimbursement rate that could go into effect in October and would amount to a total loss of $320 million to skilled nursing facilities.  Analysts noted this Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) cut “is particularly ruinous for operators that are already struggling.”

“At a time when no aging services provider can afford it, the government is cutting. We’re working with the Administration to improve our nation’s nursing home system, but lowering reimbursement rates is not the right starting point,” Finck-Boyle, vice president of health policy at LeadingAge, said in a statement.


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