Eight times as many nursing homes could be added to low-performers list
Aug 16, 2021
The number of nursing homes placed on the Special Focus Facility list could be expanded ninefold under new legislation proposed by Democratic federal lawmakers.
The truth in the stars
Jun 07, 2021
Can a one-star skilled nursing facility be the same as a five-star facility? It depends on your zip code. When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services assigns the health inspection...
Lawmakers want more poor performing nursing homes on the SFF list
Nov 18, 2020
The Special Focus Facility program, a federal initiative that targets very low-performing nursing homes for additional oversight and improvements, would be expanded and renamed under a new legislation...
‘Special’ times ahead for more nursing homes, and that’s not good
James M. Berklan
May 28, 2014
As spring blends into summer, some nursing home operators are going to start feeling more heat — and it will have nothing to do with the weather. They will be given places on the proverbial hot seat....
GAO report says hundreds more deficient nursing homes should be added to watch list
Sep 29, 2009
Nearly 450 nursing homes should be added to the federal government’s Special Focus Facility (SFF) program, which monitors consistently problematic nursing homes, say the authors of a new report from...