Long-term Care

Sep 18, 2020
Proactive COVID-19 testing of all long-term care staff and residents, who are usually at higher risk of contracting the virus, may help prevent potential outbreaks, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study.
Sep 8, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued new surveyor guidance for COVID-19 laboratory test result reporting for Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified laboratories.
Sep 3, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday issued its final rule for the inpatient and long-term care hospital prospective payment systems for fiscal year 2021.
Jul 15, 2020
AHA letter to Rep. Mike Thompson expressing support for the Critical Access Hospital Expansion Act (H.R. 6693), legislation that would reopen the “necessary provider” designation to eligible rural hospitals.
Jun 2, 2020
This advisory provides analysis of CMS’ proposed rule governing its FY 2021 prospective payment system for long-term care hospitals.
Apr 14, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued additional guidance on transferring patients between long-term care facilities, which include skilled nursing facilities and nursing homes, in order to mitigate community spread of COVID-19.
Apr 6, 2020
The American Hospital Association urges the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to use its authority to extend to LTCHs the existing 20% hospital add-on payment for Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with COVID-19.
Jan 29, 2020
The U.S. Census Bureau is required to count the nation’s population every 10 years. In February, Census Bureau workers will contact health care facilities to ensure that certain people living in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), and psychiatric hospital or psychiatric units for long-…
Sep 16, 2019
As part of National Rehabilitation Week, Michael Spigel, president and COO of Brooks Rehabilitation in Jacksonville, Fla., writes about the inevitability of change in rehab settings and why organizations should embrace it.