Category: Industry News

PruittHealth’s Gold Seal

PruittHealth announced that the corporate masters will require accreditation for all 91 nursing facilities in the Southeast region. The Joint Commission Care Center Accreditation helps health care organizations identify risks through an assessment of compliance with accreditation standards. System-wide polices and procedures, best practices, and chain of command is the key focus. “Joint Commission accreditation

Green Houses

Skilled Nursing News reported that Green Houses may be the future of the nursing home industry. COVID-19 has experts and industry leaders revaluate choices in long-term care. Many advocates have turned to the Green House model as the best way forward. These “small-house” style developments with multiple cottages for limited numbers of residents. Each resident gets

HCR ManorCare = ProMedica SeniorCare

HCR ManorCare ProMedica is rebranding the nursing home chain. ProMedica acquired the operations of HCR ManorCare in 2018. The chain was owned by private equity giant The Carlyle Group. The care was known to be deficient. Now, the HCR ManorCare chain of nursing homes and other senior living facilities will be under the “ProMedica Senior Care”

CMS Reimbursement Rules for 2021

Cutting Therapy The Trump Administration issued new reimbursement rules that cut funding for therapy to nursing home residents. CMS announced the final rules for physician pay, and cutting physical and occupational therapy payments for nursing homes patients by 9%. Last year, therapy providers took an 8% cut. Lobbyists for the nursing home industry have warned

Special Focus Facilities

The Skilled Nursing News reported on a bill that would expand the Special Focus Facilities (SFF) program. The SFF designation applies to facilities with major systemic problems. The worst of the worse. However, Sens. Pat Toomey and Bob Casey, both of Pennsylvania, are calling for expanded oversight of these poorly performing nursing facilities. The problem

The “Fauci Effect”

Dr. Anthony Fauci is director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Fauci is a true American hero. The youth of America seems to agree. Even as college and university enrollment overall has dropped this fall, a record number of applicants to medical school exists.  Experts call it the “Fauci Effect”. The number

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