Oversight

For Texas operators, a proposal that might not be as appealing as it sounds

For Texas operators, a proposal that might not be as appealing as it sounds

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At first blush, providers in other states might feel a bit envious about a proposal being floated in Texas. But they might want to reconsider.

Replace the Five Star Quality Ratings system with points?

Replace the Five Star Quality Ratings system with points?

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There's a need to fix what's broken with the Five Star nursing homes-ratings system, and the way to do it is obvious.

CMS wants tighter oversight for Medicare prescriptions

CMS wants tighter oversight for Medicare prescriptions

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has seen enough and wants to gain more control over drug-prescribing practices for the Medicare Part D program.

Lawmaker urges more oversight of Medicaid managed care

Lawmaker urges more oversight of Medicaid managed care

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Medicaid managed care contracting should come under increased federal and state scrutiny, a prominent senator said Wednesday.

Chinese long-term care growing, lacking oversight and regulation, similar to U.S. decades ago, researchers say

The growing demand for nursing homes in China has dramatically outpaced the government's ability to provide oversight, leaving that country's long-term care industry in a state similar to that in the U.S. 40 or 50 years ago, according to a new study.

Consumer advocates to ask for more regulation of assisted living at Senate roundtable today

Consumer advocates to ask for more regulation of assisted living at Senate roundtable today

Assisted living should be subject to more government oversight and regulation, at least one consumer group is expected to recommend this afternoon at a Senate Special Committee on Aging roundtable.

Provider group supports review of nursing home survey system

Provider group supports review of nursing home survey system

The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging has endorsed a new bill that would reevaluate the current state of nursing home oversight.

Appeals court rules that nursing homes can be sued for private civil rights violations

A federal law related to the oversight and inspection of nursing homes creates a legal pathway for private civil rights lawsuits to be filed against nursing homes in cases of alleged wrongful death, a federal appeals court recently decided.