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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

MN Department of Health Takes Control of Nursing Home to Ensure Residents’ Safety

Healthcare Compliance Blog

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) assumed control of a nursing home in Pine Island due to concerns that a growing list of unpaid bills threatened critical services for residents.

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

Hospitals forced to delay patient discharges as nursing homes and rehab centers face major staff shortages

Fierce Healthcare

Hospitals forced to delay patient discharges as nursing homes and rehab centers face major staff shortages. dmuoio. Fri, 01/14/2022 - 16:07

Majority of nursing homes missing broad safety, quality inspections due to the pandemic

Fierce Healthcare

Majority of nursing homes missing broad safety, quality inspections due to the pandemic. agliadkovskaya. Mon, 08/02/2021 - 14:02

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

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

New York State Clamps Down on Nursing Home Revenue

NY Health Law

In recent months, there has been a lot of attention on decisions made during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York State in regard to nursing homes. Nursing home operators themselves have faced suspicion in regard to such readmissions.

CMS eyes 'full-court sprint' to nursing home staffing minimums rule

Modern Healthcare

New staffing requirements are part of President Joe Biden's sweeping nursing home safety and quality proposals

HHS-OIG Issues Exclusion Notice to Owner of Seven Louisiana Nursing Homes

Healthcare Compliance Blog

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) has excluded a Louisiana man from participation in federal healthcare programs due to his ownership interest in seven Louisiana nursing homes that OIG previously excluded.

Nursing Homes Challenged by Regulatory Requirements

HealthStream

Nursing homes are affected by the back and forth pull between the welfare and interests of long-term care recipients and the organizations themselves.

Louisiana Woman Arrested for Stealing from Nursing Home Resident

Healthcare Compliance Blog

Issue: It is the obligation of each nursing facility to protect residents from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The post Louisiana Woman Arrested for Stealing from Nursing Home Resident appeared first on.

Nursing home groups decry mandate push by CMS for staff to get COVID-19 vaccine

Fierce Healthcare

Nursing home groups decry mandate push by CMS for staff to get COVID-19 vaccine. rking. Thu, 08/19/2021 - 16:27

Tougher Surveys for Nursing Homes on the Horizon

Jerri Lynn Ward

Last Friday, CMS issued a memo to State Survey Agency Directors directing increased scrutiny of Nursing Homes. The post Tougher Surveys for Nursing Homes on the Horizon appeared first on Garlo Ward, P.C.

Iowa Nursing Home Where Resident Found Dead After Fall Fined $18,000

Healthcare Compliance Blog

An Iowa nursing home where a resident was found dead “in a puddle of blood” after a series of falls has been fined $18,000 by the state. The nurse couldn’t find vital signs on assessment.

Private-equity-acquired nursing homes have worse resident outcomes, higher Medicare costs, study finds

Fierce Healthcare

Private-equity-acquired nursing homes have worse resident outcomes, higher Medicare costs, study finds. dmuoio. Tue, 11/23/2021 - 15:53

Medicare patients win the right to appeal gap in nursing home coverage

Fierce Healthcare

Medicare patients win the right to appeal gap in nursing home coverage. pminemyer. Fri, 01/28/2022 - 10:59

Georgia Nursing Home Settles to Resolve Allegations of False Claims for Therapy Services

Healthcare Compliance Blog

In a March 11, 2022, release by the Northern District of Georgia’s Office of the Department of Justice, it was reported that an investigation determined a Georgia nursing home knowingly submitted claims for unreasonable, unnecessary, and unskilled services for Medicare patients.

CNA Prosecuted by AG for Stealing from Resident in Nursing Home

Healthcare Compliance Blog

A certified nurse’s aide (CNA) who was working in an Oklahoma nursing home has pled guilty to stealing money from a resident. Our office will not tolerate the financial exploitation of our beloved nursing home residents, no matter how large or small the amount.”.

Widespread Transmission of COVID-19 Occurred in Nursing Homes

HealthStream

Even though nursing homes restricted visitors and resident departures, the nature of their workforce still made them an ideal environment for easy transmission of COVID-19.

Nursing Home Weekend Staffing Levels and Staff Turnover to Be Posted for Public on CMS Website

Healthcare Compliance Blog

On January 7, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a memorandum stating that nursing home staff turnover and weekend staffing will be posted on the Medicare.gov Care Compare public website.

VA healthcare slated for modernization; COVID-19 testing required for nursing home staffs

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Government & Policy Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: VA healthcare slated for modernization; COVID-19 testing required for nursing home staffs Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Global Edition Right Now

Nursing Home Investigation Leads to Michigan Sentinel Project’s First Criminal Case

Healthcare Compliance Blog

Complaints of resident abuse in a Michigan nursing home led to an investigation by the Michigan Office of Attorney General’s Health Care Fraud Division, working with the Michigan Sentinel Project. The nurse was released on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond.

New York Optician Convicted of Medicaid Fraud for Nursing Home Residents

Healthcare Compliance Blog

A New York optician has pled guilty to grand larceny for submitting false claims for optician services that he alleged were for specific nursing home residents, but which were never provided.

Nursing at an Assisted Living Facility vs. a Nursing Home

HealthStream

Though many people think of the hospital as a typical nursing work environment, the reality is that nurses work in a variety of settings. This blog post looks at some of the characteristics and challenges of working in assisted living vs. nursing home care

Order to expire requiring masks at Connecticut nursing homes, hospitals

Modern Healthcare

“And while we are learning to live with this virus and when we should ramp up and ramp down with our preparedness, we are able to move on from these orders which served a very important purpose,” said Manisha Juthani, the state's public health commissioner

To families’ dismay, Biden nursing home reform doesn’t view them as essential caregivers

Modern Healthcare

Relatives who often provide vital caregiving for nursing home residents say the lockdowns during the COVID pandemic showed the need for family members to visit in person with their loved ones.

DOJ Concludes that Colorado Violates Americans with Disabilities Act for Residents in Nursing Homes

Healthcare Compliance Blog

After an investigation into Colorado’s care for people with disabilities who reside in nursing homes, the Department of Justice (DOJ) concluded that the state unnecessarily segregates people with physical disabilities in nursing facilities.

Three Oklahoma City Nursing Homes to Pay Back Wages for Employees Time in Trainings and Meetings

Healthcare Compliance Blog

Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division discovered that the pay practices of three Oklahoma City nursing homes denied 129 workers of partial wages. The operators of the Oklahoma City nursing homes cooperated with the investigation and have changed their policy.

White House Announces Reforms to Improve Safety and Quality of Care in Nursing Homes

Healthcare Compliance Blog

On February 28, 2022, President Biden announced a set of reforms designed to improve the safety and quality of nursing home care, hold nursing homes accountable for the care that they provide, and make the quality of care and facility ownership more transparent. million individuals who live in over 15,500 Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing homes deserve to have reliable, high quality care.