‘Behind the 8-ball:’ Many Southern California nursing homes hit hard by coronavirus had prior issues

By Brenda Gazzar and Beau Yarbrough, Los Angeles Daily News, September 15, 2020 Many factors can contribute to how severely the virus strikes a home, including its location and size. But having enough staff is vital, especially during a pandemic, experts say. New research backs that up. Ed Harbur, Dave Gonzalez and Gustavo “Sky” Gonzalez with the Gonzalez’s mother, Evangelina.

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CMS Issues New Roadmap for States to Accelerate Adoption of Value-Based Care to Improve Quality of Care for Medicaid Beneficiaries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2020 Contact: CMS Media Relations (202) 690-6145 | CMS Media Inquiries CMS Issues New Roadmap for States to Accelerate Adoption of Value-Based Care to Improve Quality of Care for Medicaid Beneficiaries Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance to state Medicaid directors designed to advance the adoption of value-based care strategies across their healthcare systems and align provider incentives across payers.

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