BREAKING: CMS failed to publicly post deficiencies for two-thirds of nursing homes, OIG finds
Apr 12, 2023
Medicare’s Care Compare site did not accurately reflect nursing home deficiencies in two-thirds of listings reviewed by a federal watchdog agency, a finding that implies more than 10,000 health, life...
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.
Clinical briefs for Friday, Jan. 27
Jan 27, 2023
CMS begins publicizing disputed nursing home deficiencies … FDA looking into potential for stroke risk for Pfizer bivalent booster plus flu shot … U.S. FDA pulls authorization for COVID antibody treatment...
Five-Star surveys: Changed forever?
Feb 08, 2021
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...