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OIG to investigate Part A billing, ED transfer practices by nursing homes

OIG to investigate Part A billing, ED transfer practices by nursing homes

The Office of Inspector General released its Fiscal Year 2015 Mid-Year Update this week, and it includes several initiatives important to long-term care operators.

Government regulators might start policing personal monitoring devices

The government is keeping a watchful eye on personal monitoring devices and may soon regulate them due to privacy concerns and accuracy claims, consumer advocates and tech gurus recently predicted at a specialty tech forum.

Nursing home caregivers often MRSA conduits: Study

Nursing home caregivers are often unwittingly conduits that spread an infection that could lead to a potentially lethal flesh-eating disease, according to a new study in a leading infection control journal.

CMS plans fraud-tracking system

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services plans to launch a new provider website to track enforcement actions against Medicare providers over potentially fraudulent claims, Modern Healthcare reported.

ALFA offers new labor relations toolkit

The Assisted Living Federation of America is offering updated resources to help providers better handle labor relations issues.

Company News

Hebrew Home needs to sell

Due to economic hardship, Hebrew Hospital Home is seeking a New York court's permission to sell its 160-bed senior residence facility in Westchester County.

Greystone acquires Autumn amid a troubling indictment

Florida-based Greystone Healthcare Management has forged ahead with its acquisition of Autumn Health Care despite the central Ohio chain's former owner being indicted on charges of Medicaid fraud, forgery and operating a nursing home without a license.

Kindred deal lands Gentiva

Kindred Healthcare has completed its purchase of Gentiva Health Services in a deal valued at $1.8 billion, including assumed debt.

State News

State News for May 2015

ILLINOIS — The state's House of Representatives will soon debate a new bill that would allow nursing home residents and their families to place video or audio monitoring devices in facility rooms.

State News for March 2015

State News for March 2015

ARKANSAS — A former circuit court judge recently admitted that a campaign contribution induced him to lower a jury award in a negligent death lawsuit brought by a nursing home resident's family.

State News for February 2015

State News for February 2015

MASSACHUSETTS — Thanks in part to the Affordable Care Act, the concept of palliative care has become more prominent in the national conversation about the end of life. Now these conversations are mandated for Bay State nursing homes, hospitals and other providers.