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Pinpointing LTC enforcement trends as COVID-19 continues

The COVID-19 pandemic has left an indelible mark on long-term care and skilled-nursing facilities.  As COVID-19 cases continue to fall, regulatory and criminal enforcement agencies are now digesting data that has emerged from the pandemic’s darkest days, which will inform where those agencies will direct their enforcement efforts.  Here, I will discuss the regulatory and…

Katie Smith Sloan

‘Deep concern’ gets a reaction

Providers returned fire after a dozen Senators recently expressed their “deep concern” about delaying and reducing federal penalties against nursing homes. Critics, including the lawmakers, say that since President Trump took office, a series of memos from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has aimed to make it harder to fine or deny federal…

Webcast will focus on new HIPAA rulemaking, enforcement trends

Providers and officers in charge of HIPAA compliance can take part in a valuable 90-minute webcast Tuesday, starting at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. The webinar will address the progression of changes to HIPAA, particularly leading up to the January issuance of a final rule pertaining to privacy, security and enforcement provisions. Attendees will learn about the results of compliance audits, recent findings on data breaches and assessed penalties, and trends in hacking activity.

New law eliminates fines for nursing homes that fix problems

Iowa Gov. Chet Culver (D) this week enacted a law that eliminates fines against nursing homes that identify and correct health and safety issues on their own accord. The law sets out new rules and guidelines for a “quality assurance assessment” program.

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