Medicare open enrollment ends Dec. 7. Here’s why you should review your 2022 coverage if you haven’t already

You’ve got about a week left to make sure your 2022 Medicare coverage suits you.

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Assisted living, nursing homes ‘desperate,’ hit worst by workforce crises: AHCA / NCAL

Assisted living facilities and nursing homes are experiencing a worse labor crisis than any other healthcare sector, according to a report from the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living. 

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CMS Issues COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers

CMS has issued the interim final rule with comment period requiring all healthcare workers to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Nursing Home Staff Shortages Linger as Vaccine Mandate Looms

The delta variant drove the share of nursing homes reporting staff shortages to the highest level ever in September—and the situation could worsen in coming months, according to new research.

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Where are Florida's workers and how are industries responding?

Fewer than 1,000 people rejoined South Florida's job market in September compared to a month earlier.

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Alabama lawmakers plan to appropriate about $80 million for hospitals & nursing homes hit hard by the pandemic during special session

Alabama lawmakers go back into special session later this week.

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Merck applies for emergency authorization for what would be the first pill to treat Covid.

Merck said on Monday that it had submitted an application to the Food and Drug Administration to authorize what would be the first antiviral pill to treat Covid.

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Texas Senate supports nursing facilities and assisted living facilities staffing needs

The Texas Senate on Friday voted 31-0 on a third reading to pass a bill allocating $16.3 billion worth of COVID relief funds.

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Missouri businesses, protesters slam Biden’s vaccine mandate

Missouri lawmakers, business lobbyists and protesters on Wednesday railed against President Joe Biden’s planned vaccine mandate for large companies.

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