Nursing Homes Navigate an Uncertain Vaccine Future as Federal Program Wraps Up

Skilled nursing facilities were given clear vaccine opportunities through the federal Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care program, which provided three on-site clinics at facilities across the country — with the goal of providing the two-dose inoculations to as many residents and staff as possible. Now that the third vaccination clinics are wrapping up in most […]

Nursing Home Visitation Will Rest on Case Count Declines, COVID Variants — Not Vaccination Rates

Though vaccinations are speeding up in skilled nursing facilities across the country, visitation policies still rely on state and county guidance that hinges on the number of COVID-19 cases both in surrounding communities and inside nursing homes. In turn, states and other local authorities will likely look toward Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) […]

Stiffer Fines, CARES Act Audits: What Nursing Homes Can Expect from the Biden Administration

Newly inaugurated President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra, will likely bring an uptick in enforcement and an increased focus on compliance from the agency as political scrutiny turns to long-term care facilities, where an estimated 40% of COVID-19 deaths have so far occurred. Becerra, the current […]