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OIG to tackle skilled nursing payments, avoidable hospitalizations in FY 2016

OIG to tackle skilled nursing payments, avoidable hospitalizations in FY 2016

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General will dig into Medicare requirements for skilled nursing care coverage during the remainder of fiscal year 2016, according to a new report.

Nurses charged with ignoring bleeding SNF resident after fall

Two nurses were indicted Thursday morning after allegedly ignoring a bleeding patient for more than 10 minutes after he fell and suffered a head wound.

Antidepressants carry much higher fall risk than antipsychotics, study finds

Antidepressants carry much higher fall risk than antipsychotics, study finds

Nursing home residents with dementia who take antidepressants are at significantly higher risk of falls and fractures than those on antipsychotics, new research shows.

CMS report shows Great Recession led to less nursing home oversight

The Great Recession led to a notable drop in nursing home enforcement actions over a five-year period, according to a new report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Former CNA pleads guilty in plot to plan, film resident sexual assaults

A former certified nursing assistant could receive 15 years in jail after pleading guilty to allegations he planned to film long-term care residents being sexually assaulted.