Survey: Most nursing home administrators say background checks are helpful, efficient
Feb 10, 2012
Criminal background checks have not been found to significantly limit the quantity or quality of candidates for nursing home jobs, a top nursing home advocate says. A recent government survey of nursing...
OIG: Nursing home agreement with supplier would violate anti-kickback statutes
Aug 08, 2011
Agreements that would let a medical supply company become an exclusive supplier to a county-run skilled nursing facility would likely violate anti-kickback statues, the Office of the Inspector General...
OIG report: Correct nursing home Medicare pay ‘immediately’
Jul 12, 2011
Medicare payments to skilled nursing facilities increased unexpectedly by $2.1 billion (16%) during the first six months of fiscal 2011, according to a new report issued by the Office of the Inspector...
Everything old is new again
Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC
Jun 06, 2011
So there I was, out having a blast on Cinco de Mayo, enjoying an “adult beverage” and some really great food with plans for NOT working for the rest of the evening, and I get an emergency text...
Inspector General report: 1 in 7 nursing home residents are incorrectly prescribed psychotropic medications
May 11, 2011
As many as one in seven elderly nursing home residents, most of whom have dementia, are being prescribed expensive, powerful antipsychotic medications that increase the risk of death, according to a report...
92% of nursing homes have hired a convicted criminal, OIG report finds
Mar 04, 2011
Nine out of 10 nursing homes in America have at least one convicted criminal on staff, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General. The OIG recommends...