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...
Rhode Island’s Gifford named new national nursing home and assisted living quality chief
Mar 02, 2011
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living on Tuesday named Dr. David R. Gifford as their senior vice president of quality and regulatory affairs, a new department within...