Survey & Certification

Moving beyond the ZIP code

Moving beyond the ZIP code

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Why is there greater disparity occurring in some states but not all? Is it about the size of the state or the number of survey districts?

Hope I die before I get (too) old

Hope I die before I get (too) old

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When it comes to life spans, we are the chosen ones.

Surveyors should consider facilities' visitation policies for same-sex couples, CMS memo states

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Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing homes must extend the same spousal visitation rights to all residents regardless of sexual orientation, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services clarified in a June 28 memorandum.

CMS changes nursing home inspections in response to sequestration cuts

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will change some nursing home survey procedures in response to budget cuts from sequestration, according to memos released Tuesday. The CMS Survey & Certification budget has been reduced 5% from 2012, the agency announced.