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News by Topic: Long-term care

Jan 22, 2023 - 13 of the 15 Iowa nursing homes that closed in 2022 were in rural areas. A nationwide nursing home workforce shortage and lack of open nursing home beds results in patients sometimes being transferred to facilities far from their hometowns, especially if they have dementia, obesity, or other conditions that require extra attention.
Source: NBC News, Kaiser Health News
Jan 18, 2023 - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announces new actions to reduce inappropriate use of antipsychotic medications in nursing homes and increase the transparency of nursing home information by publicly displaying survey citations that facilities are disputing.
Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Dec 20, 2022 - Notice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extending the comment period on the "Developmental Studies to Improve the National Health Care Surveys" information collection originally published on September 30, 2022. Comments are now due within 30 days of this notice.
Source: Federal Register