In reports received from nursing home chains from March to June 2020, one complaint included an Ensign Group nursing home in Arizona which alleged a staffing coordinator had been making CNAs and nurses work despite reporting COVID symptoms and refusing to let people call off when they reported COVID symptoms.
The Report's Key...Arizona News
Bandera Healthcare, an Arizona-based subsidiary of Ensign Group, acquired its 34th Skilled Nursing Facility and 5th assisted living facility in Arizona July 1, 2022. Ensign announced it purchased the real estate and operations of Villa Maria Post Acute and Rehabilitation, a 65-bed skilled nursing facility (SNF), Villa Maria Wellness...Arizona News
The company which invests in and provides skilled nursing and senior living and rehabilitation services purchased the 179-bed facility. Bandera Healthcare in Phoenix is an affiliate of Ensign Group.
The Ensign Group now operates 245 healthcare operations, 22 include senior living operations, across 13 states.
Other properties...Arizona News
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued guidance to nursing homes in an effort to mitigate the spread of coronavirus among vulnerable patients following a surge in cases in a matter of days for hundreds of facilities across the country.
Recommendations to restrict visitors and implement focused...Data Resources
Following an annual data report by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), 77% of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) participating in the Value Based Purchasing program will receive reduced reimbursements from Medicare and only 23%, or 2,909 SNFs will see a bonus in FY 2020.
Last year in Arizona, 138 SNFs participated...Arizona News
An investigation into state long-term healthcare facility ratings found stark disparities between the quality ratings issued by the Arizona Department of Health (AZDHS) and those published on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Nursing Home Compare database.
In Arizona, of the 146 nursing homes, 40 received a...Data Resources
The April 2019 changes include revisions to the inspection process, enhancement of new staffing information, and implementation of new quality measures.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated Nursing Home Compare and the Five-Star Quality Rating System in April.