When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services unlocked survey ratings for the first time since April, we analysts dove into the numbers expecting big changes. But as an earlier McKnight’s article...
When the rules change, not everyone wins: Counting IC deficiencies in Five-Star
Feb 05, 2021
Do you remember how, as you were growing up, there was always another kid who would change the rules mid-game to ensure that he won? I do, and it would always make my blood boil. The Centers for Medicare...
COVID-19 nursing homes previously had high number of deficiencies, complaints, study shows
Jul 31, 2020
Nursing homes with reported COVID-19 cases previously had higher rates of deficiencies and complaints, according to a research letter published Thursday in JAMA.
North Carolina let 5% of nursing home deficiencies go unchecked
Jan 24, 2018
The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General found North Carolina officials failed to confirm corrective action in about 5% of nursing home deficiency cases.
State officials didn’t verify correction of more than half of SNF deficiencies: report
Sep 12, 2017
Health officials in Kansas failed to follow up on 52% of deficiencies identified during nursing home surveys, a federal watchdog said in a report released Monday.
More deficiencies, fewer registered nurses at nursing homes owned by private equity, researchers find
Aug 05, 2014
Nursing homes under private equity ownership are cited for more deficiencies and have fewer registered nurses on staff than other for-profit facilities, according to recently published research findings.
Plan of correction can be anything but, as this provider learns the hard way
Apr 28, 2014
Justice has an odd way of showing itself if you’re a nursing facility that disagrees with a deficiency citation but decides to work with inspectors to clear your name. You’re not going to believe...
‘Irreparable harm’ to the nursing home is not enough to stay a Medicare and Medicaid termination...
Jan 27, 2014
A nursing home appealing a Medicare and Medicaid termination must meet numerous criteria to qualify for a stay of the termination, even if the facility will likely close before the appeal is decided, a...
SNFs with satisfied workers report fewer deficiencies, earn better marks from customers: report
Oct 08, 2013
Skilled nursing facilities with a high rate of employee satisfaction also have fewer survey deficiencies and a higher Five-Star quality rating, according to research announced yesterday at the American...
Nursing homes without full sprinkler system will receive deficiency tag
Aug 20, 2013
Nursing homes without an installed, fully functioning sprinkler system will be cited for a deficiency starting this month, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. In a memorandum released...