Saturday February 1, 2014
The OIG recommends that the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) raise awareness of nursing home safety and seek to reduce resident harm through methods used to promote hospital safety efforts.
Thursday June 20, 2013
Advanced Copy: Dementia Care in Nursing Homes: Clarification to Appendix P State Operations Manual (SOM) and Appendix PP in the SOM for F309 – Quality of Care and F329 – Unnecessary Drugs
Wednesday May 8, 2013
This updated Special Advisory Bulletin describes the scope and effect of the legal prohibition on payment by Federal health care programs for items or services furnished (1) by an excluded person or (2) at the medical direction or on the prescription of an excluded person.
Monday April 1, 2013
The Alabama Supreme Court decided on a nursing home arbitration case on 3/22/2013 that has restricted somewhat the enforceability of our arbitration agreements, SSC Montgomery Cedar Crest Operating Company v. Linda Bolding, as attorney in fact and next friend of Norton Means. The decision specifically indicates that in case of an incompetent resident, arbitration agreements will be enforced only if the person who signs the agreement has been appointed by the resident as durable power of attorney (DPOA) or has some other valid legal authority to act on the resident's behalf other than simply being the next of kin or being appointed as the sponsor.
Sunday March 31, 2013
Par Pharmaceutical Co., has agreed to pay $45 million to settle allegations it improperly labeled and marketed its prescription drug Megace ES to elderly patients, the U.S. Department of Justice said.