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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.

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Beneficiary Disenrollment From Medicare Coverage Without Consent Guidance Issued by CMS

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued guidance to skilled nursing homes and nursing homes after reportedly receiving complaints from beneficiaries and representatives alleging they have been disenrolled from their Medicare advantage prescription drug plans (MAPD) without their consent.

QIS vs. Traditional Nursing Home Survey: CMS Updates Its Review

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a summary of their ongoing review and actions taken to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the nursing home traditional and QIS survey processes.

Nonprofit Nursing Homes Earn Higher 5-Star Ratings

Nonprofit nursing homes tend to earn higher ratings on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Nursing Home 5-Star Rating System than their for-profit counterparts, according to a recent report by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

CMS Announces the Payroll-Based Journal Staffing Data Collection System for Nursing Homes

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently posted information and a Survey and Certification Letter addressing the timing of submissions, sample data entry screens, and its expectations for how nursing homes will electronically submit their staffing data.

The Challenges of Implementing Advance Directive Requirements

A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report reviews the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) oversight and provider implementation of the Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA) requirements for informing residents and patients about advance directives and providing documentation in individual medical records.