Other Legal Issues

In this section, we cover such issues as pharmaceuticals in long-term care facilities, the red flags rule relating to identify theft and other assorted court cases and legal issues that involve aging services.

 

  1. LeadingAge's Thoughts on Cardiac Bundles

    LeadingAge submitted a comment letter to CMS October 3 requesting amendments to the proposed rule expanding episodic payment models.

  2. Coding Section GG: Functional Abilities and Goals

    The purpose of this data collection is to calculate one of the SNF-QRP quality measures that requires SNF providers to complete an assessment of functional abilities at the beginning of a Part A stay and set at least one discharge goal for one area of functional status listed in Section GG.  Upon discharge from Part A, there ...

  3. Showing a Movie? Get a License

    Airline pilot "Sully" Sullenberger needed a license to fly the U.S. Airways jetliner that he landed safely in New York’s Hudson River after it was struck by a flock of geese in 2009. And you’ll need a license before residents in your community can gather together to watch actor Tom Hanks portray Sullenberger in a new film ...

  4. CMS Eliminates Certain Opportunity to Correct Options for Nursing Homes

    This letter includes advanced guidance regarding revisions in State Operations Manual (SOM) Chapter 7-[Enforcement], Sections §7304 - 7304.3;  7306.1; 7308.3; 7400.5.1; 7400.6.2; 7313.2, pertaining to the Immediate Imposition of Federal Remedies (previously referred to as Opportunity to Correct or No Opportunity to Correct). CMS ...

  5. Infection Control Pilot Project

    This memo announces a CDC and CMS educational pilot survey project related to infection prevention in hospitals and nursing homes.  Background The CDC has provided funding for CMS to begin a pilot project to meet identified joint priorities related to assessing the continuum of infection prevention efforts between hospitals ...