OIG Releases a New Report on the Impact of COVID-19 on Medicare Beneficiaries in Nursing Homes

A new report from OIG shows the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Medicare beneficiaries in U.S. nursing homes in 2020. It provides objective, standardized data based on Medicare claims for beneficiaries in nursing homes throughout the country. Until

CMS Relaxes Nursing Home Visitation Rules

CMS and the CDC have issued updated guidance for nursing homes to safely expand visitation options during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the updated guidance, facilities should allow responsible indoor visitation at all times and for all residents, regardless of

Updated PEPPER Retrieval Maps Allow Comparison By State

The PEPPER Team has updated the maps that display the PEPPER retrieval rates for PEPPERs accessed via the PEPPER Resources Portal for each state/territory. Percentages reflect the PEPPER release that was completed July 29, 2020, for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), critical

HHS Begins Distributing Phase 3 COVID-19 Provider Relief Funding

From HHS: Today, the Trump Administration, through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is announcing it has completed review of Phase 3 applications from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) program and will distribute $24.5 billion to over 70,000 providers.