Jordan Rau, senior correspondent, reports on cost and quality in the American health care system with a focus on hospitals and nursing homes. He joined KFF Health News at its founding in 2009 and specializes in data journalism. A graduate of Wesleyan University, he previously worked as a reporter at the Los Angeles Times and Newsday.
The Biden administration last year promised to establish minimum staffing levels for the nation’s roughly 15,000 nursing homes. It was the centerpiece of an agenda to overhaul an industry the government said was rife with substandard care and failures to follow federal quality rules. But a research study the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services […]