Category: Industry News

CMS and Transparency

CMS will finally require nursing home owners and operators to disclose details about related entities and ownership structures. For decades, the industry was allowed to siphon taxpayer funds to shell companies providing worthless services. The rule includes and defines both private equity and real estate investment trust owners. CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure said in a

The Industry Needs Help

Maya Goldman at Axios wrote about a recent Gallup survey showing people do not like nursing homes. Americans give nursing homes an average D+ grade for quality of care. No one wants to go to a nursing home when they could no longer care for themselves, according to a new survey from West Health and Gallup.

Resident Assessment Instrument

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the final version of the new Resident Assessment Instrument manual to complete the necessary reform of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) nursing home resident assessment tool before the Oct. 1 implementation. This tool determines the level of acuity of individual residents and as a facility aggregate. The “Final”

Whistleblower Exposes Kickbacks

McKnight’s reported another settlement involving a kickback scheme.  Alta Vista Healthcare & Wellness Centre nursing home run by the infamous Shlomo Rechnitz, the largest nursing home owner in California. He agreed to pay $3.8 million to settle kickback allegations and violations of the False Claims Act. A press release stated Alta Vista also paid physicians

Sham and Related Entities

Reuters reported New York’s Attorney General Letitia James accused nursing home operator Centers Health Care and its owners of stealing $83 million in government funds while understaffing its facilities, resulting in widespread neglect, illness and death among residents. The lawsuit seeks to to block new admissions until the facilities provide safe staffing, and hire financial monitors to


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