Medicare should cover people who go to a skilled nursing facility without a preceding hospital stay, experts recently told the Senate Special Committee on Aging.
Senators urge tougher LTC survey process
James M. Berklan
May 01, 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it plans to focus more on quality improvement initiatives rather than stricter surveys, but that didn’t stop a pair of veteran U.S. senators from...
Additional nursing home inspection rules are not the answer
Apr 14, 2014
Many skilled care operators struggle to keep up with a seemingly never-ending array of survey and certification regulations. If two lawmakers get their way, providers can look forward to a large heaping...
Senators press for SNF survey changes in light of adverse events report
Apr 07, 2014
The skilled nursing facility survey process is failing to ensure resident safety and needs to be improved, two prominent senators said in a recent letter to the head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...
Help keep Holocaust survivors out of long-term care facilities, panelists urge Congressional lawmakers
Jan 17, 2014
Strenuous efforts should be made to provide aging Holocaust survivors with home care, because institutional settings tend to trigger post-traumatic stress disorder for this group, experts told lawmakers...
Review targets stolen money
Dec 01, 2013
Leaders in the U.S. Senate have called for a government review of how nursing homes handle facility-managed trust funds.
Senate hearing seeks improvement in assisted living oversight
Nov 02, 2011
Improving oversight of assisted living facilities will be the hot topic at a hearing of the Senate Special Committee on Aging this afternoon. The “Ensuring quality and oversight in assisted living”...