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Union members, caregivers blast state Medicaid cuts to nursing homes

State health officials say nearly all New Yorkers won't see health care premium increases through the New Yorkers have until Dec. 15 to enroll for coverage effective Jan. 1, and until Jan. 31 for... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkNov 8th, 2019

Court puts halt to New York nursing home cuts for now

A state judge has put a halt to Medicaid cuts facing nursing homes across New York. The judge's decision Thursday puts a temporary injunction on Medicaid formula changes that nursing home advocates... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkNov 8th, 2019

Hazard pay coming to many state health care workers

The union representing licensed nurses and caregivers working in Massachusetts state hospitals and group homes struck a deal Sunday night with the state to increase pay by as much as $10 an hour for the duration of the COVID-19 health emergency......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 13th, 2020

Hospital group, union blame Trump tax cuts for Cuomo"s retreat on Medicaid spending

The Greater New York Hospital Association and 1199SEIU aren't pleased with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's revised budget proposal, which stripped $550 million from state Medicaid spending. But so far the... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMar 11th, 2019

Hospital group, union blame Trump tax cuts for Cuomo"s retreat on Medicaid spending

The Greater New York Hospital Association and 1199SEIU aren't pleased with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's revised budget proposal, which stripped $550 million from state Medicaid spending. But so far the... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMar 11th, 2019

Union members flock to Albany to urge Medicaid funding, oversight

About 300 members of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East descended on the state Capitol Tuesday to lobby lawmakers about Medicaid funding and the heightened oversight of public dollars, among... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkFeb 16th, 2019

1,700 more virus deaths reported in state nursing homes

New York state is reporting more than 1,700 previously undisclosed deaths at nursing homes and adult care facilities as the state faces scrutiny over how it has protected vulnerable residents during... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMay 8th, 2020

Illinois nursing home strike averted as tentative agreement reached, including hazard pay for workers during COVID-19 outbreak

Workers from about 100 nursing homes across Illinois who were on the verge of striking instead reached a tentative agreement overnight for a two-year contract with nursing home owners, the union representing the workers an.....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneMay 7th, 2020

Illinois nursing home strike averted as tentative agreement reached between union workers, companies during COVID-19 crisis

Workers from about 100 nursing homes across Illinois who were on the verge of striking instead reached a tentative agreement overnight for a two-year contract with nursing home owners, the union representing the workers an.....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneMay 7th, 2020

Nursing homes have accounted for 1 in 3 deaths in Florida, new data reveals

Jeremy Hogan / Echoes Wire/Barcroft Media via Getty Images The Miami Herald reported on new data that reveals one in three coronavirus-related related deaths in Florida have come from nursing home residents. Nursing homes members are par.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 2nd, 2020

Gov. DeSantis called Florida "ground zero" for nursing homes and "God"s waiting room" as he decides how to re-open the state

Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News S.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytApr 27th, 2020

Nursing home group criticizes ‘misleading" state fatality data

A group representing New York's nonprofit nursing homes said the state's punitive approach toward working with facilities treating Covid-19 patients is misguided. The state has started an... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkApr 27th, 2020

Cuomo to nursing homes: Care for Covid patients or lose your license

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday it is up to private nursing homes to provide adequate care and infection-control measures within their facilities or they will face consequences from the state. "The... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkApr 25th, 2020

Virus ravages nursing homes

The despair wrought on nursing homes by the coronavirus was laid bare Friday in a state report identifying numerous New York facilities where multiple patients died over the past few weeks. Nineteen... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkApr 18th, 2020

CityWatch: New York state officials to contact nursing homes looking for additional COVID-19 deaths

Nursing home residents in New York City have been heavily impacted by the pandemic, suffering an outsize death toll......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 15th, 2020

Two-thirds of Mass. nursing homes are dealing with coronavirus

Two-thirds of Massachusetts nursing homes have a confirmed case of coronavirus, according to numbers disclosed by the state officials Tuesday.  The figure, which has almost doubled from a week ago, has nursing home advocates imploring the Baker admini.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 14th, 2020

Family members with relatives in nursing homes share their stories — and some bright spots in these dark days

How to stay positive in a stressful, scary time......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 2nd, 2020

Opinion: Ask our Legislature to fund wildfire preparation and forest health

Three years ago, the Jolly Mountain Fire ripped through Central Washington, threatening the communities of Ronald, Roslyn and Cle Elum. It burned through federal, state and private forests. Community members prepared their homes, businesses and fami.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 11th, 2020

State directs nursing homes to restrict visitors to protect against COVID-19

State health care regulators issued new guidance on Tuesday for long-term care facilities to restrict visitors and protect elderly residents from COVID-19. The Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Human Services are using Gov. Kate Brow.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 10th, 2020

Shocking State Media Report Exposes Widespread Undercounting Of Coronavirus Deaths In Wuhan"s Nursing Homes

Shocking State Media Report Exposes Widespread Undercounting Of Coronavirus Deaths In Wuhan's Nursing Homes Despite the WHO's refusal to even consider the question during its press conference on Monday, evidence continues to mo.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeFeb 24th, 2020

Long-term care advisory group to be part of Medicaid redesign

The 21 members of the state's Medicaid Redesign Team on Tuesday gathered in Albany for the first in a series of meetings aimed at determining how to achieve $2.5 billion in savings by... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkFeb 19th, 2020