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SNF loses Medicare, Medicaid eligibility after not providing enough food to residents

A Missouri nursing home is no longer eligible for federal funding after an inspection this summer found the facility did not provide enough food for its residents, and appears scheduled to close.

Emergency power systems a must for nursing homes under CMS final rule

Emergency power systems a must for nursing homes under CMS final rule

Long-term care providers will be required to install and maintain emergency power systems and strengthen resident elopement procedures under a final emergency preparedness rule released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Thursday.

Nursing home to pay $3.5 million to settle illegal patient transfer allegations

A California nursing home and two physicians who worked at the facility will pay more than $3.5 million to resolve allegations that they took part in an illegal patient transfer scheme, authorities announced on Friday.

Genesis sued for allegedly administering drugs to resident without consent

The family of a former resident of a Genesis Healthcare facility is suing the company, the facility and its medical director for allegedly administering risky medications to the resident without her consent.

CMS: 30-day hospital readmission rates fall in 49 states

CMS: 30-day hospital readmission rates fall in 49 states

Thirty-day hospital readmission rates dropped in all states except one between 2010 and 2015, according to new data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.