Nursing homes face barrage of penalties if vaccination reporting doesn’t pick up fast
James M. Berklan
Jun 11, 2021
Nursing homes will need to make major progress on resident and staff vaccine reporting to avoid penalties, if data released Thursday is any indication.
Pinpointing LTC enforcement trends as COVID-19 continues
Lauren F. Schoeberl
Apr 05, 2021
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...
Nursing home advocates say AGs’ push for punitive enforcement won’t improve quality
Jun 04, 2018
The leading association for skilled nursing providers said Friday that a call by state officials to reinstate tough federal enforcement policies might undercut quality gains.
‘Deep concern’ gets a reaction
Apr 08, 2018
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...
LeadingAge fires back at Senators wanting tougher nursing home enforcement
Mar 02, 2018
Two weeks after a dozen Senators expressed “deep concern” about the impact of delaying and reducing financial penalties against nursing homes, one of the profession’s leading groups is...
Webcast will focus on new HIPAA rulemaking, enforcement trends
Apr 26, 2013
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,...
Healthcare officials eliminate nursing home assessment protocols
May 29, 2009
It’s a wrap on RAPs. Resident Assessment Protocols (RAPs) will be eliminated under a new assessment regimen in development, an official with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced...
New law eliminates fines for nursing homes that fix problems
May 29, 2009
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...
Fire at unregistered Japanese nursing home kills 10, investigation gears up
Mar 24, 2009
Local authorities were set to start a formal investigation of an unregistered nursing home in Japan that was the site of a fatal fire late last week. The Thursday night fire wound up killing 10 residents...
CMS: No changes imminent to staffing formula for Five-Star rating
Mar 10, 2009
Federal health officials with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services say they are considering tweaking their new Five-Star nursing home ranking system, but altering the way staffing is graded will...