Judge rules abuse-reporting law unconstitutional in win for providers
Sep 17, 2021
A law that required New York nursing homes to report injuries and abuse to county officials twice a year has been ruled unlawful by the New York Supreme Court this week.
Oh where, oh where have the annual surveys gone?
Jul 16, 2021
During the height of the pandemic, annual surveys of skilled nursing facilities understandably skidded to a stop. Flash forward to August 2020, when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services directed...
Court reviewing $95K fine assessed against HCR ManorCare
May 21, 2020
The California Supreme Court is reviewing a jury award of $95,500 against HCR ManorCare as it debates the correct penalty amounts for alleged health and safety violations.
OIG touts nursing home crackdowns to Congress
Dec 01, 2017
A federal agency’s “early alert” on cases of potential abuse in nursing homes was spotlighted in its semiannual report to Congress on Thursday. The alert came from the Department of Health...
Hatch calls for answers from HHS on abuse, neglect in long-term care facilities
Sep 18, 2017
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) urged the Department of Health and Human Services on Friday to divulge information on nursing home abuse, following a scathing federal report that found more than a quarter of potential...
OIG: Nursing homes correctly reported 53% of abuse or neglect allegations in 2012
Aug 19, 2014
Only about half of nursing facilities correctly reported abuse or neglect allegations in 2012, indicating that the government needs to provide more guidance and oversight, according to a new report from...
Medicaid fraud units recovered $10 million from nursing homes in 2013, annual report shows
Mar 11, 2014
Medicaid Fraud Control Units recovered about $10.3 million from nursing facilities in fiscal year 2013, according to an annual report issued Friday. Civil fraud settlements and judgments accounted for...