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CMS Issues FY 2023 SNF Final Payment Rule_AHCA Response Statement

On July 29, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that updates Medicare payment policies and rates for skilled nursing facilities under the Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2023. In addition, the final rule includes updates for the SNF Quality Reporting Program… Read More

AHCA Releases Report Highlighting Unprecedented Economic Crisis in Nursing Homes

High Operating Costs and Stagnant Recovery Could Mean More Nursing Home Closures, Threatening Access to Care for Seniors Correction (3/14/22): A key finding of the report (percentage of residents living in financially at-risk nursing homes) has been updated to reflect a projection by CLA, not a current statistic.  The American Health Care Association (AHCA) today released… Read More

Manual COVID-19 Testing Reporting Options

The Bureau of Public Health Informatics has issued a Manual COVID Reporting Options guide. The guide includes contact information for various reporting methods. Covid Reporting Onboarding

CMP Money Available for Portable Fans and Air Cleaners With HEPA Filters

The Division of Health Care Quality announced that LTC facilities may request up to $3,000 in  Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Reinvestment funds to purchase portable fans and portable room air cleaners with HEPA filters to increase or improve air quality. The $3,000 per facility includes shipping costs.  COVID-19_In-Person Visitation Application Template_02.17.22 COVID-19_In-Person Visitation Application FAQ_02.17.22… Read More

Polaris Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Milford Wellness Village Featured in the Delaware State News

DHCFA provider member Polaris Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, located in the heart of the Milford Wellness Village, was featured on Delaware State News, both online and on the front page of the Monday, April 11, 2022, issue.  Delaware State News highlighted the exciting developments at Polaris, including the opening of its state-of-the-art second phase, the… Read More

CMS Issues Proposed Rule for PPS Fiscal 2023 update

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the proposed rule for the skilled nursing facility (SNF) prospective payment system (PPS) fiscal year (FY) 2023 update. AHCA pulled out the following highlights: The proposed rule provides for a net market basket increase for SNFs of 3.9 percent beginning October 1, 2022, but for a proposed… Read More

PeachTree – BIADE Partnership Featured in Cape Gazette

DHCFA Member PeachTree Health Group has partnered with the Brain Injury Association of Delaware to enhance the services delivered to individuals living with traumatic brain injury. PeachTree offers assisted living for adult with traumatic brain injury, as well as day rehabilitation for adults with brain injury.  The Cape Gazette featured the partnership in a recent… Read More

Governor Carney Issues Revision and Formally Extends Public Health Emergency

Governor Carney on Thursday issued a revision to the Public Health Emergency order and extended the order another 30 days to allow the State of Delaware and medical providers to continue COVID-19 vaccination and testing programs, β€‹and to allow continued staffing flexibility at hospitals and long-term care facilities. This does include the flexibility in the 3.28 ratio as well as the use of… Read More