Investigation

Lessons from increasing medical claims

Lessons from increasing medical claims

As more staff become active in reporting work-related injuries, medical claim costs can hurt company's bottom line.

Close to 1,000 nursing home investigation complaints in LA open for more than 2 years, audit finds

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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.

Nursing homes' steep climb to public trust

Nursing homes' steep climb to public trust

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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.

Providers urge federal investigation into inaccuracy of RAC audits

Providers urge federal investigation into inaccuracy of RAC audits

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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.

Successfully decreasing antipsychotics use

Successfully decreasing antipsychotics use

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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.

Frustrations of a persecuted provider boil over

Frustrations of a persecuted provider boil over

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.

Some of the extras seem to be going off the script

Some of the extras seem to be going off the script

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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.

Long-term care hospitals subject of Senate investigation

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.