Legislation would make federal background checks available to nursing homes … On the Move: Martin Allen named reimbursement VP at AHCA … Dems reconsider clawback of remaining COVID funds as debt limit...
Nurse-impersonator case underlines dangers of background check lapses
Nov 01, 2022
Nursing home administrations and human resources must remain vigilant on background checks for prospective staff even amid record turnover, a recent case in South Carolina demonstrates.
Probe of improper Medicare Part D payments to SNFs among slate of new federal audits
Jan 22, 2021
Medicare Part D payments to skilled nursing facilities will face increased scrutiny over the next year from a federal watchdog agency.
Nursing home background checks, foot care being scrutinized by OIG
Nov 06, 2014
Government investigators are preparing reports on skilled nursing facilities’ Part B billing practices and background check processes, according to the recently released annual work plan from the...
Top 10 ways to avoid litigation
Davis Frye and Bradley W. Smith
Apr 18, 2014
In nursing home lawsuits, plaintiffs are often unhappy family members of residents who have experienced falls, pressure wounds, unexplained injuries or death. In our practice defending long-term care facilities,...
Ask the legal expert … about screening for sex offenders
Apr 01, 2014
How can we make sure we don’t have registered sex offenders working or volunteering for us? What if they lie to us about it?
CMS to weigh comments on disqualifying convictions in crafting background check regulations
Mar 11, 2014
Long-term care stakeholders generally support proposed regulations on background checks of direct care workers, according to an informational memorandum issued Friday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...
Jul 01, 2013
Connecticut — The National Labor Relations Board has sued HealthBridge Management for contempt of court, marking the latest development in a long-running dispute.
Feds offer more support for workers’ background checks
James M. Berklan
Apr 01, 2013
A federal agency is again offering to put its money where its mouth is when it comes to employee background checks for long-term care providers. All direct-care employees could potentially be affected.
State law loophole allows former criminals to work in elder care facilities
Dec 14, 2011
Minnesota has granted waivers for 15,000 people with criminal backgrounds seeking to work in the state’s long-term care facilities, a new report finds.