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There has been a lot of creativity unleashed since the pandemic began, due to the masses having to migrate to online conferences and communication. Perhaps nobody’s done it better than ASCP, the association of long-term care consultant pharmacists, who are holding their annual conference Nov. 12-15. Cutting right to the chase, [...]
Fri, Oct 30, 2020
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The Ensign Group has returned another $23 million in federal coronavirus relief funding after achieving another “record quarter,” executives reported Thursday. Ensign Group CEO Barry Port “As we said last quarter, we take the responsibility that comes from receiving revenues, which are largely funded by American taxpayers, very seriously,” CEO Barry [...]
Fri, Oct 30, 2020
Source: McKnights
Nursing homes owned by private equity firms had lower levels of personal protective equipment supplies than for-profit, nonprofit and government-owned facilities, according to a new study published in JAMA. Researchers suggested that the PPE trends may be due to “cost-cutting strategies undertaken by” private-equity owned facilities. “If this was the [...]
Fri, Oct 30, 2020
Source: McKnights
Long-term care providers in Missouri expressed concern about the pace of coronavirus testing within the state after regulators suspended a lab over accuracy concerns. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services suspended the Gamma Healthcare laboratory in Poplar Bluff, MO, earlier this month, according to an ABC News report. Overall, [...]
Fri, Oct 30, 2020
Source: McKnights