As more staff become active in reporting work-related injuries, medical claim costs can hurt company's bottom line.
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.
I'll let you in on a secret: Most of the time, the long-term care business press is, if not always on your side, at least sympathetic to your plight.
A major hospital group has called for a federal investigation into mistakes made by recovery audit contractors. "Numerous inaccuracies" often result in improperly denied payments and decisions that go unpenalized, laments a letter sent by an American Hospital Association leader.
If you're wondering if anyone outside the profession is paying attention to the antipsychotics-use debate in long-term care, allow me to direct your attention to Boston.
What happens when a government and society create an evil enemy of the state? They begin by calling them monsters, a drain on society that is guilty of heinous crimes, and they use the legal system and media to prosecute them publicly without due process. You have all seen the headlines about nursing homes. The TRUTH never seems to matter, only the synthetic story.
For anyone who thinks most of the good scripts are in Hollywood, I say look east. The nation's capital can more than hold its own when it comes to creating story lines that are interesting and unpredictable.
A recent New York Times article has sparked a Senate investigation into Select Medical Corp., one of the country's largest long-term care hospital providers.