A lack of oversight into nursing home investigations in Los Angeles County has caused a backlog of thousands of complaints, including 945 complaints that have been open for more than two years, according to an audit from the Los Angeles County Auditor-Controller.
The son of a nursing home resident says he found a photo of a male stripper gyrating above his 86-year-old mother, and was told it reflected part of an "entertainment event" for residents. That has led to a lawsuit against East Neck Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in West Bablyon, NY.
Providers cannot use an online service that involves money for referrals within its network, federal regulars now say, reversing course on an advisory opinion issued three years ago. The edict came from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.
Operators in two regional areas in Connecticut as well as two areas in New York are among those with the highest charges in the country for a private nursing home room, according to a new study from New York Life.
The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General spent $75 million on Medicaid oversight during the last fiscal year, a 4% increase over fiscal 2012, according to a new report.