Staffing Shortages Cause Survey Backlog for Half of Connecticut SNFs, in Tandem With More Immediate Jeopardy Cases

Surveyors in Connecticut are failing to conduct routine inspections in about half of the state’s 203 nursing homes, with serious violations on the rise over the past year-and-a-half. That’s according to a review by the CT Mirror of state data, which found 95 of Connecticut SNFs are overdue for recertification inspections. Facilities should receive recertification […]

Connecticut Latest State to Propose Higher Staffing Ratios, Transparency for SNFs – But Without Funding Support

Following states like Illinois and New York, Connecticut is the latest state to introduce a bill aimed at transforming staffing and requiring transparency changes among area nursing homes. Proposed changes would apply to the more than 200 nursing homes across the state. One change involves boosting minimum staffing hours from 3 to 4.1 per person […]

Multiple States Take Steps to Shield Nursing Homes From Liability Amid COVID-19 — But Rules Vary

Health care providers across the continuum have grappled with major challenges in providing care for patients with COVID-19, and several states have taken steps to shield them from lawsuits related to care provided during the national emergency. Skilled nursing facilities are often included in those liability protections, but the extent to which the protections apply […]

Officials Offer Financial Incentives for COVID-Focused SNFs Ahead of Peak Cases: ‘It’s a Race at This Point’

Nursing homes in Connecticut will get a 10%, “across-the-board increase” in their Medicaid reimbursements — with operators that volunteer to turn their facilities into dedicated COVID-19 treatment facilities eligible for even greater financial benefits — as the state scrambles to respond to the growing crisis. The office of Gov. Ned Lamont made the announcement on […]