Record instances and dollar amounts of fines to skilled nursing facilities just made public last month highlight the tense regulatory environment operators are managing through. Despite federal “provider...
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Nov. 24
Nov 24, 2021
Aduhelm tied to brain swelling in nearly 40% of patients, but few have symptoms, drugmaker says … Operators push back as nursing homes fined nearly $1 million over state vaccination rules … BP drug...
Higher nursing home fines expected after CMS returns to per-day penalties
Aug 02, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is no longer issuing fines to nursing homes solely on a per-instance basis, reversing 2017 guidance issued under the Trump administration.
‘Waste of time’: Providers rebel against visitor-reporting requirement — and get hit with $155k...
Apr 29, 2021
Providers are pushing back against a state requirement that mandates them to file weekly visitation reports — on a strict deadline — or face thousands of dollars in fines.
Governor’s team threatened nursing home licenses, fines in vaccine-ordering dust-up
Mar 31, 2021
Confusion over unclaimed COVID-19 vaccines led high-ranking New York officials to threaten penalties, license revocations and public shaming of nursing homes they may have wrongly considered at fault.
Fine levied against nursing home accused of misusing funds for Alzheimer’s unit
Feb 26, 2018
The Pennsylvania Department of State has fined a nursing home operator $15,000, alleging that it misappropriated funds designated for a new Alzheimer’s disease unit.
Nursing homes catching a break? What do you think?
James M. Berklan
Jan 05, 2018
When stuff hits the fan, it’s often all a matter of perspective. That’s the pickle nursing homes find themselves in today.
Trump administration scaling back nursing home fines: report
Jan 02, 2018
Shortly before President Donald Trump was inaugurated, the American Health Care Association sent him a letter asking for regulatory relief, with one of the group’s top executives later saying the...
$1.3 million Immediate Jeopardy fine for Oklahoma nursing home that housed registered sex offender
Apr 10, 2013
An Oklahoma nursing home faces a $1.3 million Immediate Jeopardy fine for failing to appropriately supervise a registered sex offender resident.
Inappropriate touching led to reasonable Immediate Jeopardy citation, court finds
Mar 11, 2013
A federal appeals court recently upheld Immediate Jeopardy penalties against a North Carolina skilled nursing facility that it agreed did not respond adequately to a resident’s inappropriate touching...