Nursing Homes Incurring Significant Costs and Financial Hardship in Response to COVID-19

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

This AHCA/NCAL Survey with the same title as the blog was released about the same time on Friday, August 14, 2020 as the CMS Press Release on CMS Fines.  Both were heart-stopping and extremely frightening.  I’ve posted on the CMS Fines press release separately so check out that blog as well. 

AHCA/NCAL conducted a survey of 463 skilled nursing facilities on August 8th to 10th of this year.  The results were provided in a 10-slide PowerPoint.  The survey results are stunning.  Here’s the Executive Summary as well as 2 additional slides that illustrate the gravity of those results:

I strongly encourage you to review the remaining slides.  Discuss them with your team.  What does your current financial situation look like??  Reach out to your state and Federal legislative representatives to make sure they see this important survey – help them to understand what’s happening to the individuals they represent.  We’re fighting every single day, every single hour to protect the residents we care for and the staff that provide that care.  Advocate for your facility and community!  Seek additional help as needed.  Vote this November – all of our lives depend on that vote.