Audit finds nearly one-quarter of nursing homes got vaccine exemptions in this region
Jun 28, 2022
More than 90% of nursing home workers received their required COVID-19 vaccine doses following the implementation of a federal mandate, according to an estimate by the Office of Inspector General.
OIG: Older Medicare recipients often harmed during hospital stays
May 13, 2022
Fully 25% of older American Medicare beneficiaries are at high risk of being harmed during acute care stays, according to the HHS Office of the Inspector General.
Providers demand fixes after feds find MA plans wrongly delay or deny SNF services too often
May 02, 2022
Skilled nursing providers are demanding changes after a new federal report found that Medicare Advantage organizations (MAOs) have improperly denied or delayed services to beneficiaries to increase profits.
Facility-led discharges draw watchdog’s scrutiny
Nov 22, 2021
A government watchdog is urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to keep a more watchful eye on facility-initiated discharges after finding nursing homes rarely complied with federal requirements...
Nursing home death rate soared 32 percent in 2020
Jun 23, 2021
The coronavirus pandemic’s “devastating impact” on nursing homes led to a 32% spike in overall mortality rate among Medicare residents during 2020, according to a new report by the Office of Inspector...
CMS missing opportunities to enforce staffing rules, watchdog warns
Mar 12, 2021
A watchdog agency is calling for a greater emphasis on staffing ratios during future nursing home surveys, saying the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is missing opportunities to use information...
CMS violated federal contracting rules, OIG report finds
Jul 17, 2020
An investigation by a federal watchdog agency found that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services violated federal contracting rules by allowing contractors to perform government functions.
OIG attacks hospice quality problems
Jul 09, 2019
A majority of hospices recently had at least one deficiency in the quality of care they provide, according to a recent audit by the federal government’s top watchdog agency.
OIG: Medicare needs to do more to prevent fraud and waste related to chiropractic care
Feb 20, 2018
Previous controls have not done enough to reduce fraud and waste in connection to chiropractic care for Medicare patients, according to a review issued by a federal watchdog Friday.
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.