Medicaid and leadership challenges, as state takes over nursing home
Jessica R. Towhey
May 17, 2023
A Rhode Island nursing home with more than 30 citations for deficiencies and whose administrator’s license was suspended last month has been put into state receivership.
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.
Providers anxious for $30 million in relief six months after it was promised
Dec 16, 2022
On June 23, skilled nursing providers in Rhode Island cheered as the just-passed state budget promised them $30 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds.
Measure protecting providers from minimum staffing penalties fails
Jul 15, 2022
Rhode Island nursing homes could face more than $10 million in penalties in the first quarter of 2023 alone for not meeting the state’s new minimum staffing requirement. Senate lawmakers in late June...
Genesis facilities resolve allegations in connection with denying admission to opioid-dependent seniors
Aug 09, 2021
Prospective residents were taking either buprenorphine or methadone for opioid use disorder. Twelve SNFs must pay civil penalties, adopt non-discrimination policy and provide training on civil rights laws...
Providers object to reduced-testing policy for patients discharged to nursing homes
Sep 11, 2020
Nursing home providers in Rhode Island are pushing back against the state’s decision to ease COVID-19 testing requirements for patients discharged from hospitals and into long-term care facilities.
Communal dining may resume today after state issues guidance
Jun 24, 2020
Communal dining and group activities can resume today at Rhode Island nursing homes, but only under strict guidelines released by the state’s Department of Health.
Rhode Island is No. 1 HIPAA enforcer in state rankings
Stephanie H. Kim
Jul 16, 2014
Healthcare providers may feel more pressure of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act enforcement in states like Rhode Island and Alaska, according to data compiled by TrueVault, a HIPAA compliance...
Better staffing means better care, new nursing home state rankings suggest
Aug 13, 2013
Staffing is a key factor in determining a nursing home’s quality of care, according to new state-by-state analysis from advocacy group Families for Better Care.
Judge orders former nursing home executive to repay $14 million
Dec 07, 2012
A well-known former nursing executive must repay the federal government $13.8 million for fraudulent business practices. U.S. District Court Judge Mary M. Lisi handed down the ruling for the misuse of...