The three priorities nursing leaders should have for the rest of the year

This year has been a roller coaster so far, with influenza and COVID-19 wreaking havoc in healthcare facilities across the country and world. While many of us may still be in recovery – or even survival – mode it’s important to not lose sight of the longer-term goals for your team and organization. Nurse job […]

Skilled nursing facilities to receive break on reporting staffing data

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended timeline requirements for reporting direct staffing data in skilled nursing facilities. The extension is part of a series of blanket waivers to CMS requirements that is designed to relieve bureaucratic stress on SNF staff as they implement infection control programs to combat the COVID-19 outbreak […]

CMS temporarily lifts MDS reporting timeline

Skilled nursing facilities will see the timeline requirements for reporting the Minimum Data Set (MDS) to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) extended as they work to keep residents safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. CMS announced at the end of April that it would provide a blanket waiver for MDS reporting timeline so […]