State’s nursing homes headed for terrible trifecta of fines, admissions freezes, Medicaid repayment
Jessica R. Towhey
Feb 14, 2023
A nursing home staffing mandate is a “death sentence” for facilities that could soon owe tens of millions of dollars in noncompliance fines in Rhode Island, according to a top advocate there.
After record penalties, providers can protect themselves from the DOJ with 3 priorities, experts say
Nov 28, 2022
The Department of Justice is on pace to hand out a record $5.6 billion-plus in total fines and penalties under the False Claims Act this year, a clear indicator that the agency has removed the kid gloves...
State negotiates on penalties to avert nursing home closures
Nov 03, 2022
A struggling nursing home that owes nearly $4 million in state fees will likely be able to remain open, thanks to Iowa’s reconsideration of a bankruptcy strategy.
Fines, fines, fines… we are not fine
Jan 10, 2022
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.