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Vaccines and Survey!

Angie Szumlinski News

CMS has rolled out mandatory vaccine requirements for employees working in post-acute care settings. The regulation clearly states that communities must provide documentation that their employee vaccination rate is 100%, excluding exemptions and delays. So, what does this mean to you? Bottom line, if your center is cited for not meeting the 100% vaccine requirement for employees, you will likely …

Proposed Changes to HIPAA Privacy Rule

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, News

The Department of Health and Human Services issued a long-awaited proposed rule that would modify the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Among the changes proposed are: Dropping the requirement for healthcare entities to obtain and retain for six years patients’ signed acknowledgements of notices of privacy practices Reducing the time from 30 days to 15 days for covered entities to fulfill patient …

Changes in Nursing Home Regulations – Post COVID-19

Angie Szumlinski Featured, News

Dr. David Grabowski, a professor of healthcare policy at Harvard Medical School said in a recent article published in McKnight’s Senior Living, “I think we’re going to see some big, big changes going forward”. “COVID-19 has revealed the fragility of nursing homes’ business model and our underinvestment in high-quality, long-term care”, said Grabowski. The Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality …