Our Nursing Home Industry – A National Scandal

HIT Consultant

As a Board-Certified Internist and Geriatrician with over 35 years of providing care in nursing facilities, this sentiment has guided me throughout my career. Our nursing facility industry is about to crumble. of nursing homes experienced a shortage of direct care workers 2.

How tight nursing home capacity is bottlenecking hospital operations

Healthcare Dive

Large hospital operators reported increasing lengths of stay and difficulties discharging patients in the first half of 2022. The answer to why lies in a perennially stressed post-acute care chassis driven to the brink by COVID-19

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Five Types Of Abuse In A Nursing Home

HIT Consultant

Nursing homes care for the elderly, people with disabilities, or those who are terminally ill. However, abuse can take many different forms in nursing homes and can devastatingly impact the residents.

How Nursing Homes Can Build Their Own Recruiting Pipelines

HealthIT Answers

The post How Nursing Homes Can Build Their Own Recruiting Pipelines appeared first on Health IT Answers. Talent Tuesday David Coppins Hot Topics IntelyCare nursing homes Recruitment

Washington State Nursing Home Fire Displaces 77 Residents

Healthcare Compliance Blog

A fire at a Washington nursing home displaced seventy-seven residents and drew a coordinated response from local firefighters. The post Washington State Nursing Home Fire Displaces 77 Residents appeared first on Med-Net. Client Alerts client alerts Nursing Home Fire

DOJ Files False Claims Suit Against Nursing Homes Over “Substandard Services and Nonexistent” Care

The Health Law Firm Blog

Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it has sued three nursing homes in Ohio and Pennsylvania, citing their “grossly substandard skilled nursing services.” By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On June 15, 2022, the U.S.

Fujitsu to test new MM wave sensor, AI for fall detection in Japan's nursing homes

Mobi Health News

The trial aims to enable hospitals and nursing homes to quickly respond to emergency situations while ensuring patients' privacy

Biden Pledges Better Nursing Home Care, but He Likely Won’t Fast-Track It

Kaiser Health News

President Joe Biden’s top Medicare official suggested Wednesday that forthcoming rules to bolster nursing home staffing won’t be issued under a mechanism, known as interim final rules, that would allow regulations to take effect more or less immediately.

HHS expands ownership data set for 15,000 Medicare-certified nursing homes

Fierce Healthcare

HHS expands ownership data set for 15,000 Medicare-certified nursing homes. dmuoio. Mon, 09/26/2022 - 14:44

Justice Department Sues Nursing Home Operator for Providing Grossly Substandard Nursing Home Services

Healthcare Compliance Blog

The Justice Department has filed a complaint under the False Claims Act against an Ohio nursing home operator and three affiliated nursing homes for providing grossly substandard skilled nursing services between 2016 and 2018.

Massachusetts Announces Settlements with Five Nursing Homes

Healthcare Compliance Blog

Massachusetts’ Attorney General has secured settlements with five Massachusetts nursing homes to resolve allegations of patient neglect, insufficient staff training, and inadequate care for vulnerable nursing home residents.

CMS Issues Revised COVID-19 Nursing Home Visitation Guidance

Healthcare Compliance Blog

On September 23, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued revised COVID-19 nursing home visitation guidance. If the nursing home’s county COVID-19 community transmission is high, everyone in a healthcare setting should wear face coverings or masks.

Nursing Home Psychologist Convicted of Healthcare Fraud Scheme

Healthcare Compliance Blog

According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, the psychologist caused the submission of fraudulent Medicare claims from July 2016 through June 2019 for psychotherapy services purportedly provided to nursing home residents in Chicago and surrounding areas.

CMS cracks down on poor-performing nursing homes by increasing penalties

Fierce Healthcare

CMS cracks down on poor-performing nursing homes by increasing penalties. rking. Mon, 10/24/2022 - 17:13

What the New CMS Staff Turnover Data Means for Nursing Homes

HIT Consultant

To make it easier for families and caregivers to evaluate the quality of nursing homes, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regularly publishes data on its “ Care Compare ” website. Last month, CMS added additional metrics to how it scores the quality of nursing homes.

CMS gives nursing homes a longer leash on staff COVID-19 vaccination requirements

Fierce Healthcare

CMS gives nursing homes a longer leash on staff COVID-19 vaccination requirements. dmuoio. Thu, 10/27/2022 - 16:55

CMS finalizes rule to boost nursing home pay rates by $904M in fiscal 2023

Fierce Healthcare

CMS finalizes rule to boost nursing home pay rates by $904M in fiscal 2023. rking. Mon, 08/01/2022 - 13:12

Iowa Nursing Home Resident Suffocated Due to Grab Bar Entrapment

Healthcare Compliance Blog

An Iowa nursing home was cited for placing its residents in immediate jeopardy after a resident became wedged between a bed and a grab bar and suffocated. On March 19, 2022, a CNA went to the nurse’s station to report that the resident was on the floor.

Reforming Nursing Home Financing, Payment, and Oversight

NEJM

More than 30 years after the Nursing Home Reform Act, the United States still fails to protect nursing home residents and provide them with high-quality care. The Covid-19 pandemic’s devastating effect on nursing homes reminds us that further reforms are sorely needed

Illinois Nursing Home Sued over Resident’s Fall

Healthcare Compliance Blog

An Illinois nursing home was named in a lawsuit alleging the staff’s negligence resulted in a resident’s fall. When nursing staff finally got the door open, the resident complained of leg pain.?She

Medicare Patients Win the Right to Appeal Gap in Nursing Home Coverage

Kaiser Health News

A three-judge federal appeals court panel in Connecticut has likely ended an 11-year fight against a frustrating and confusing rule that left hundreds of thousands of Medicare beneficiaries without coverage for nursing home care, and no way to challenge a denial.

EEOC Sues Vermont Nursing Home for Racial Harassment

Healthcare Compliance Blog

A large long-term care facility located in Vermont violated federal law by allowing black nurses and nurse assistants to be subjected to ongoing and egregious racial harassment, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit.

Nursing Home Physician Sentenced after Taking Bribes from Drug Manufacturer

Healthcare Compliance Blog

He also was employed by several area skilled nursing facilities and residential care facilities. The post Nursing Home Physician Sentenced after Taking Bribes from Drug Manufacturer appeared first on Med-Net.

Rapid telehealth rollout was beneficial for nursing homes, but had downsides too

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a massive uptick in telehealth use around the country, hard-hit nursing homes also turned to the tool to try and keep patients safe. The aim, they said, was to examine the consequences of the rapid telehealth rollout in nursing homes.

Struggles Over Care Will Shape the Future of Work

Bill of Health

spread between nursing homes. These facilities, like most nursing homes, are for-profit businesses that pad their margins by cutting labor costs. In theory, all this care could be delivered in seniors’ homes and communities. By Andrew Milne.

Nursing Home Resident Bludgeoned 80-Year-Old Roommate to Death

Healthcare Compliance Blog

A 62-year-old resident (Resident 1) at a Washington DC nursing home was charged with bludgeoning to death his 80-year-old roommate (Resident 2) with a metal bed rail, according to police and court documents. in a similar incident at a Washington DC group home in 2019.

Biden presses for capping insulin costs and nursing home reforms in first State of the Union

Fierce Healthcare

Biden presses for capping insulin costs and nursing home reforms in first State of the Union. rking. Tue, 03/01/2022 - 21:40

Texas OIG Inspectors Discover Errors in Reported Nursing Home Staff Hours

Healthcare Compliance Blog

On November 3, 2022, the OIG released the results of a recent inspection of a nursing home by the Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General Audit and Inspections Division (OIG Inspections).

Changing Hands, Not Washing Them: CMS’ First Report on Nursing Home M&A Data

C&M Health Law

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released data —for the first time—reporting on mergers, acquisitions, consolidations, and changes of ownership of Medicare enrolled hospitals and nursing homes over the past six years.

Jury Returns Verdict for EEOC in Disability Case against Tennessee Nursing Home

Healthcare Compliance Blog

After a three-and-a-half-day trial, a jury returned a verdict for the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of a former employee of a Tennessee nursing home who had been fired after requesting intermittent leave to address her anxiety.

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Nursing Home Update: CMS Updates and Expands Surveyor Guidance for Nursing Homes for Phase 2 and 3 Requirements of Participation – Key Areas and Timeline

Hall Render

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has given surveyors new rules and updates to allow surveyors to add extra attention and increase oversight in nursing homes regarding the quality of care and quality of life for residents. Nurse Staffing (Payroll-Based Journal (“PBJ”)): Uses payroll-based staffing data to trigger deeper investigations of sufficient staffing and added examples of noncompliance.

Skilled Nursing Update: White House Creates Its Vision Board for Nursing Homes with Staffing Requirements, Ownership Transparency and Higher Fines

Hall Render

On March 1, 2022, President Biden outlined his plan to increase the quality of patient care, resident safety, regulations, fines and ownership transparency in skilled nursing care during his State of the Union address. million people live in over 15,500 Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing homes. Establish a Minimum Nursing Home Staffing Requirement. CMS plans to propose minimum standards for staffing adequacy that nursing homes must meet.

Former Oklahoma Nursing Home Employee Pleads Guilty to Abuse

Healthcare Compliance Blog

An Oklahoma nurse aide pleaded guilty to abusing a nursing home resident and was placed on a deferred sentence probation for three years under the supervision of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

Nursing Home Fined after Resident Left Outside 11 Hours Overnight

Healthcare Compliance Blog

The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) reported that an Iowa nursing home would be fined $20,000 after a resident was inappropriately discharged and left outside for 11 hours overnight. During medication pass the nurse noted the resident was not in the facility anymore.

OIG Finds Certain Nursing Homes May Not Have Complied with Federal Requirements

Healthcare Compliance Blog

They identified that 6,622 nursing homes had been cited for infection prevention and control program deficiencies as of February 26, 2020, and Medicare.gov indicated that 24 nursing homes were part of a nursing home chain.

Long-term care group pushes back on 'factually incorrect' quality claims in Biden's nursing home pitch

Fierce Healthcare

Long-term care group pushes back on 'factually incorrect' quality claims in Biden's nursing home pitch. dmuoio. Tue, 03/08/2022 - 15:42

Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Filed against a West Virginia Nursing Home

Healthcare Compliance Blog

A former employee has filed a lawsuit against a West Virginia nursing home alleging sexual harassment by another employee. An employee of the nursing home was also named as a defendant in the lawsuit.

U.S. Congressional Committee Takes Aim at For-Profit Nursing Homes

Healthcare Law Blog

On September 21, 2022, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis held public hearings and issued a report assessing the performance of large, for-profit nursing home chains during the early phase of the Coronavirus pandemic. Coronavirus Skilled Nursing Facility coronavirus

Illinois Nursing Home Fined $25,000 over Resident’s Fall

Healthcare Compliance Blog

An Illinois nursing home was fined $25,000 after the Illinois Department of Public Health determined it failed to implement progressive interventions to prevent falls. The resident’s nurses’ notes documented the falls.

OIG Audit Finds Certain Nursing Homes May Not Have Complied with Federal Requirements

Healthcare Compliance Blog

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit and found that selected nursing homes may not have complied with federal requirements for infection prevention and control and emergency preparedness. Specifically, 28 of 39 nursing homes they audited had possible deficiencies.

Maine Nursing Home Placed on Federal Special Focus List

Healthcare Compliance Blog

A Maine nursing home with a history of federal fines was listed as a special focus facility (SFF) after two residents wandered off in separate incidents last year. They were one mile from the nursing home, so police took her to the facility.

Louisiana revokes licenses from 7 nursing homes after Ida evacuation failures cost lives

Fierce Healthcare

Louisiana revokes licenses from 7 nursing homes after Ida evacuation failures cost lives. dmuoio. Wed, 09/08/2021 - 12:27

Report: Nursing homes shed 221K jobs since start of pandemic while other sectors have recovered

Fierce Healthcare

Report: Nursing homes shed 221K jobs since start of pandemic while other sectors have recovered. rking. Wed, 11/10/2021 - 16:20