A new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
Office of Inspector General (OIG) takes a look at nursing home compliance with federal regulations regarding reporting of allegations of abuse, neglect,
mistreatment, injuries of unknown source, and misappropriation of
Payment rates used under the skilled nursing facility (SNF) prospective payment system (PPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2015 were updated on Aug. 5 in a final rule issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
CMS has revised the Interpretive Guidelines and as needed, Investigative Protocols for the following F Tags to incorporate survey and certification policy memos issued from October of 2003 through May of 2014.
A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) examines the financial characteristics of approved Medicaid applicants and the methods used by individuals to reduce assets to qualify for nursing home coverage.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued guidance to surveyors regarding infection control breaches by providers and suppliers that pose a risk of bloodborne pathogen transmission and that call for notification of public health authorities to conduct risk assessment and, if necessary, to implement notice to residents and patients.