Inspector general will review program for poorest performing nursing homes
Jessica R. Towhey
Jan 18, 2023
A federal watchdog will conduct a program-wide assessment of how regulators are pressuring poorly performing nursing homes and companies to clean up their act.
Lawmaker wants more surveys for Special Focus Facility nursing homes
May 10, 2022
A key U.S. lawmaker is calling on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to address reported lags in surveys of nursing homes in the Special Focus Facility program after finding that 1 in 5 are overdue...
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.
Oh where, oh where have the annual surveys gone?
Jul 16, 2021
During the height of the pandemic, annual surveys of skilled nursing facilities understandably skidded to a stop. Flash forward to August 2020, when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services directed...
500 ‘worst’ nursing homes would get more scrutiny, resources under reintroduced Senate bill
James M. Berklan
Mar 18, 2021
A pair of senators who commissioned a damning report on the worst performing U.S. nursing homes in 2019 reintroduced follow-up legislation Monday that would bring more scrutiny — and assistance — to...
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...
CMS could improve oversight of Special Focus Facilities, GAO report finds
Apr 21, 2010
A new report from the Government Accountability Office highlights ways in which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services could do a better job of overseeing underperforming nursing homes, also known...
McKnight’s Newsmaker Video: GAO report actually suggests there are fewer poor performing nursing...
Oct 13, 2009
A report recently released by the Government Accountability Office criticizes the methodology that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services uses in identifying Special Focus Facilities, or poor performing...