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Nursing home $10,000 suicide fine upheld

A federal appeals court has upheld a $10,000 fine against a skilled nursing facility for leaving a suicidal patient unattended. The court said that it was “reasonably foreseeable” that allowing the agitated and injured patient to leave the facility unattended was justification for the fine.

Median cost of a private nursing home room now exceeds $87,000 a year, Genworth survey finds

Post-hospital care spending jumps

Medicare spending on nursing homes, home medical care and other outside care will increasingly come under the government microscope according to a Kaiser Health News/Washington Post report. Widely varied care, additional services and costs from state-to-state have drawn the attention of regulators.

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