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Posts tagged "Medicaid"

PROTECTS Act Seeks to Curb Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes

The U.S. Senate has introduced a bipartisan bill aimed at improving protections for nursing home residents from abuse or neglect in facilities that accept Medicare or Medicaid. The PROTECTS act, which stands for Promote Responsible Oversight and Targeted Employee Background Check Transparency for Seniors, hopes to increase staffing quality levels according to WBFO News. The … Continue reading PROTECTS Act Seeks to Curb Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes

Medicare Ratings Reforms Seek to Mark Abusive Nursing Homes

A recent report by McKnight’s Long-Term Care News has described new Medicare ratings reforms that will change the way that nursing home performance is scored. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced these changes in an effort to hold nursing homes more accountable for resident health and safety amongst the waves of abuse reports … Continue reading Medicare Ratings Reforms Seek to Mark Abusive Nursing Homes

Miami Nursing Home Fraud Jails Esformes for 20 Years

On Sept. 12, a historic Miami nursing home fraud case concluded. Philip Esformes was sentenced to 20 years in prison for using his Miami nursing home to commit, as Law360 described it, “the largest health care fraud case” the U.S. Department of Justice had ever prosecuted. Philip Esformes was the owner and profiting party in … Continue reading Miami Nursing Home Fraud Jails Esformes for 20 Years

Nursing Home Medicaid Cuts Draw Concern and Criticism

The Connecticut legislature has passed a law this year that has drawn serious blowback by proposing a series of nursing home Medicaid cuts to homes that don’t have at least a minimum occupancy level of 70 percent. According to state officials, a total of about $6 million will be recovered from these facilities within a … Continue reading Nursing Home Medicaid Cuts Draw Concern and Criticism