Most Recent Articles by John Durso
One of the first opportunities for a facility to refute surveyor citations or deficiencies and have the survey agency remove them is the Informal Dispute Resolution ("IDR") process or, when CMS has imposed a civil money penalty that the facility must place in an escrow account, the Independent Informal Dispute Resolution ("IIDR") process. (IDR and IIDR are collectively "IDR.")
I know there are state-specific laws, but what can we do generally to keep "granny cams" out of our facility? Seems like the movement to use them is growing.
I have heard that an employee is starting to organize unionization efforts on her Facebook page. What can I do?
Can documenting a resident's refusal of care-giving recommendations keep us out of being successfully sued?
Rumor has it that the IRS is going to be "cracking down" on providers in our area, but I don't know what that means or what I should be most concerned about. Any advice for keeping the IRS and its auditors at bay?