Phil Fogg, CEO of Marquis Companies and Consonus Healthcare, and board chairman of the American Health Care Association (AHCA), stresses the importance of provider safeguards surrounding potential federal staffing minimums in long-term care facilities.
Fogg acknowledges the challenges in recruiting and retaining skilled staff members and calls for comprehensive staffing standards that consider qualifications and expertise. He highlights the need for consistency and fairness across the industry to prevent understaffing and promote quality care.
Fogg also emphasizes the importance of provider protections to support facilities in meeting staffing requirements and avoiding financial and legal risks. He expresses support for the Nursing Home Workforce Quality Act, which aims to establish federal staffing minimums and increase transparency.
Fogg believes that this bipartisan bill can drive positive change, enhance resident care, and improve working conditions for caregivers.
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