Consumer Voice

Emergency prep rule for long-term care should specify amount of supplies to have on hand, advocacy group says

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Long-term care facilities should have specified amounts of fuel and supplies on hand as part of a forthcoming regulation on disaster preparedness, a prominent consumer advocacy group argues.

LTC ombudsman rule needs clearer conflict of interest protections, Consumer Voice says

LTC ombudsman rule needs clearer conflict of interest protections, Consumer Voice says

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The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care has praised a proposed rule to improve the quality and uniformity of state long-term care ombudsman programs, but said conflict of interest concerns merit more attention.

CMS should confirm its opposition to deemed status for nursing homes, consumer advocates urge

CMS should confirm its opposition to deemed status for nursing homes, consumer advocates urge

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Independent accrediting organizations currently are not allowed to grant skilled nursing facilities "deemed status" as Medicare providers, and a prominent long-term care advocacy group wants the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to continue the status quo when issuing a forthcoming regulation.