On October 16, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) announced a partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), the Department of Defense (“DoD”), and pharmacy retailers, CVS and Walgreens, through which COVID-19 vaccines, once available, will be administered to long-term care facility residents and staff nationwide. The Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program (the “Program”) is based on a CDC distribution pilot program that began in August in select states and is intended to provide end-to-end coverage of the COVID-19 vaccination process.
The American Health Care Association is asking long term care professionals, residents, their loved ones, and members of the public to partake in a national moment of silence on Oct. 8 at 3:30 PM EST to honor the tens of thousands of lives lost in these settings due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We ask you to join all of us at SHG in honoring these heroic residents and caregivers.
After months of uncertainty, healthcare providers have been granted a much-needed extension of time to repay Medicare funds advanced under the Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment (AAP) Program. Repayments were originally required to begin 120 after the first payment was made, which meant that repayments were scheduled to begin as early as August 2020 for […]
As the number of new COVID-19 cases rises across the U.S., possibly confirming the theory of a “second wave,” it is increasingly important for long-term care (“LTC”) providers to be aware of the legal exposure they could face for an outbreak of the virus at their facility. Legal actions filed thus far in various states […]
On October 1, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) announced $20 billion in additional funding for health care providers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This Phase 3 General distribution plan expands the scope of providers eligible for funding and may enable providers who have already received payments from the Provider Relief Fund […]