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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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CMS Issues New Instructions for Filing DAB Appeals

Effective Oct. 1, 2014, providers that disagree with enforcement actions imposed on their facility and wanting to appeal via a hearing with and Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) must now file their hearing request electronically using the Departmental Appeals Board (DAB) E-Filing System (DAB E-File).

New Compliance Guidance for Health Care Boards Released by HHS OIG

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) collaborated with 3 associations of health care professionals on new guidance to help health care boards fulfill their compliance oversight duties.

Eden Alternative Awarded CMS Grant to Reduce Use of Antipsychotics in Nursing Homes

The Eden Alternative, Inc. has been awarded a $293,129 grant by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for their project, Creating a Culture of Person-Directed Dementia Care.

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.

FDA Issues Guidance to Reduce Risks of Accidental Misconnections Between Tubing Devices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced publication and availability of guidance intended to reduce the risks associated with accidental connections between enteral and non-enteral devices.