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Mississippi to Release Names of Nursing Homes with Virus Outbreaks After Lawsuit

The Mississippi State Department of Health said Tuesday that it will start releasing the names of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities where people have tested positive for the new coronavirus. The action comes only after a newspaper sued …

Tennessee to Require COVID-19 Testing at Long-Term Care Facilities

Gov. Bill Lee’s administration announced Friday that long-term care facilities will soon be required to test all of their residents and staff for COVID-19 after initially just urging nursing homes to do so. According to Lee’s office, the Healthcare Facilities …

Report: South Carolina Disabled Residents Overcharged for Care by $2M

Hundreds of South Carolina people with disabilities have been overcharged roughly $2 million for their care in group homes, according to a report released July 16. An audit revealed that 10 providers for the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs …

ACE Expands Liability Coverage for Assisted Living, Long Term Care Facilities

ACE Group has introduced four new medical liability coverage endorsements, designed to provide more comprehensive protection to the expanding long term care healthcare sector. The new endorsements include: media event expense; disciplinary proceeding defense; emergency evacuation expense; and patient property …

RLI Launches Healthcare Liability Division

Specialty insurer RLI Corp. of Peoria, Ill., has launched a new healthcare liability unit, RLI Healthcare, and tapped Scott Ducey, former vice president of the healthcare division at Torus, to lead the new division as vice president. RLI Healthcare will …