And the Oscar goes to … not this cockeyed production
James M. Berklan
Feb 16, 2023
I recently woke up in a fog to the middle of some movie where innocent villagers were being accused by the sheriff of crimes they were certain they hadn’t committed.
Nursing home complaint investigations create clearer quality picture: study
Feb 08, 2023
Researchers have found that a new, complaint-focused quality metric would better represent the needs of residents and family consumers searching nursing home ratings.
CMS begins publicizing disputed nursing home deficiencies
Jan 26, 2023
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Wednesday started showing whether facilities were formally disputing cited deficiencies.
CMS posts alleged deficiencies on Nursing Home Care Compare
Alan C. Horowitz, Esq., RN
Jan 25, 2023
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services conveys its policies (and directives) through its Quality, Safety & Oversight (QSO) memos. On Jan. 18, 2023, CMS announced that beginning on Jan. 25, 2023,...
More states moving to add extra layers of nursing home scrutiny
Nov 15, 2022
The debut of the most recent new state dashboard shows the lengths states are going to in order to increase transparency into nursing home quality and operations.
Care Compare promotes selfish provider goals when it comes to admission and retention policies, researchers...
Oct 05, 2022
The system used to rate nursing homes’ quality needs to be given more oversight in order to discourage admission practices providers employ to pump up their ratings, said authors of a research letter...
Nursing homes would report medical director data to CMS under new bill
Sep 16, 2022
A bipartisan bill would require nursing homes to report their medical directors’ information to CMS, and CMS to publish it on the Care Compare tool.
Pressure injury study hits at ‘misleading’ self-reported nursing home data
Aug 12, 2022
Nursing home operators are underreporting the number of pressure injuries in Medicare residents by as much as 40%, said University of Chicago researchers, who have joined a push for less provider-reported...
Additional staffing metrics point to organizational stability
Mar 04, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, through its consumer‐facing website, has made additional nursing home staffing data available. Doing so during a public health emergency, when the industry...
CMS shares LTC booster data; coverage among residents meets national average
Feb 10, 2022
Nursing home booster vaccination data is now available on the Medicare.gov Care Compare website as part of CMS’s effort to help increase facility vaccination coverage, the agency said Wednesday.