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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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LGBT: New CMS Training Tool on Needs and Rights of Older Adults 

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) has released Building Respect for LGBT Older Adults, a free online learning tool intended to educate providers about the needs and rights of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) adults.

Are Nursing Homes Reporting Allegations of Abuse and Neglect?

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 resident property. 

SNF Payment Rate Updated for FY 2015

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). 

Revised Interpretive State Operations Manual Guidelines Released by 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.

What Are the Financial Characteristics of Approved Medicaid Applicants?

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.