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HHS Watchdog Probes Enforcement Of Staffing Standards At Nursing Homes

The review comes on the heels of a Kaiser Health News and New York Times investigation that found nearly 1,400 nursing homes  report having fewer registered nurses on duty than the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires.

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Care Suffers as Nursing Homes Feed Money Into Corporate Web

When one of Martha Jane Pierce’s sons peeled back the white sock that had been covering his 82-year-old mother’s right foot for a month, he discovered rotting flesh.

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Seema Verma, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator nominee for U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks during a Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Verma, the businesswoman Trump selected to oversee Medicaid, the health care program for 74 million low-income Americans, has said the program is structurally flawed by policies that burden states and foster dependency among the poor. Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Trump Relaxes Financial Penalties Against Nursing Homes

The shift in the Medicare program’s penalty protocols was requested by the nursing home industry.

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The common area of the nursing home at Westminster Village North in Indianapolis, which has benefited from additional federal Medicaid funding. (Courtesy of Westminster Village North)

Chasing Millions in Medicaid Dollars, Hospitals Buy up Nursing Homes

Westminster Village North, a nursing home and retirement community in Indianapolis, recently added 25 beds and two kitchens to speed food delivery to residents.

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Glaring Quality Gaps in Nursing Homes to Grow With Medicaid Cuts

Nursing homes that rely the most on Medicaid tend to provide the worst care for their residents; not just the people covered by the program but also those who pay privately or have Medicare coverage.

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Feds proposes rules for nursing homes, long-term care facilities

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proposing a new set of rules for nursing homes and long-term care facilities that participate in federal health insurance programs, including revised standards for employee training and patient safety aimed at stopping elder abuse. The proposal was announced on Monday as part of the White House […]

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