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Communities face potential investigation, legal action over $900 COVID-19 fee allegedly charged to residents

The Michigan Attorney General’s office on Thursday issued a cease and desist letter to 11 senior living communities throughout the state’s Lower Peninsula, along with their parent and management companies, saying that a $900 supplemental fee to cover COVID-related costs that allegedly was charged to residents could be an unlawful business practice.

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Long-term care pharmacies via for key role in COVID vaccine distribution … Report: Pandemic-related fiscal woes to continue for senior living … Pennsylvania expects to complete mandatory COVID-19 testing of assisted living residents and staff by next week … CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Phase 2 application deadline tomorrow; AHCA/NCAL has tip sheet

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Senior living needs COVID-19 tests, too, Argentum tells HHS as Ohio issues mandate

Nursing homes aren’t the only long-term care settings that need testing capabilities amid the coronavirus pandemic, Argentum President and CEO James Balda said a day after HHS announced it would be sending tests that can rapidly diagnose COVID-19 to nursing homes. The HHS announcement came on the same day that Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced an impending order requiring all assisted living communities in the state to conduct baseline saliva testing for COVID-19 in residents and staff members.

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