Health Aug 25

New COVID-19 mandates on health care facilities get pushback

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced it will require facilities to test staff regularly or face fines. It included a thinly veiled threat to cut off Medicare and Medicaid funds to facilities that fail to send in certain…

Nation Aug 20

Healthcare workers talk outside the Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, where 42 people have died from the COVID-19 disease pandemic and at least 127 elderly people out of the 163 residents have tested positive in one of the worst clusters of the new coronavirus in the United States, in Richmond, Virginia, U.S., April 16, 2020. Photo by REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
1 in 5 nursing homes short on PPE and staff in virus rebound

One in five U.S. nursing homes faced severe shortages of protective gear like N95 masks this summer even as the Trump administration pledged to help, according to a study released Thursday that finds facilities in areas hard-hit by COVID-19 also…

Health Jun 15

Blame game breaks out over COVID-19 toll in nursing homes

A harrowing blame game with partisan overtones is breaking out over COVID-19 deaths among nursing home residents. Older and frail, they represent a tiny slice of the population but a shockingly high proportion of pandemic deaths.

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