Category: Regulatory enforcement

CMS Data on Ownership

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services added data to its website highlighting nursing home ownership changes in an effort to increase transparency. However, the information is missing the true owners who use shell companies for sales and purchases. The information is now available on data.cms.gov. This is the first time CMS has attempted transparency for

File a Complaint with DHEC

SCDHEC allows you to file Health Facility and CNA Abuse Complaints online. Health Facility Complaints To file a complaint against a health facility or service regulated by DHEC, submit the Health Facility Complaint Form. If you are unable to submit your health facility complaint online,  you can call our office at (803) 545-4370 or 1-800-922-6735 and indicate you wish to

White House Job Plan

Creating Pathways to Good-paying Jobs with the Free and Fair Choice to Join a Union Ensure Nurse Aide Training is Affordable. Lowering financial barriers to nurse aide training and certification will strengthen and diversify the nursing home workforce. CMSwill establish new requirements to ensure nurse aide trainees are notified about their potential entitlement to training reimbursement

Plan for Transparency

Enhancing Accountability and Oversight Holding nursing homes accountable for their performance requires a robust compliance program—a program that has adequate funding to perform inspections and that imposes meaningful penalties when deficiencies are found. Federal taxpayer dollars should not flow to nursing homes that are unsafe. Adequately Fund Inspection Activities. For over seven years, funding to

White House Plans

White House Fact Sheet: All people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect and to have access to quality medical care. And in no case should a health care facility be causing a patient harm. The President believes we must improve the quality of our nursing homes so that seniors, people with disabilities, and

Resident Eats Mouse

WCNC and Fox8 reported on the disturbing complaint investigation at Accordius Health at Salisbury. North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services found workers witness a resident with dementia grab a mouse out of the trash and then swallow the rodent. They did nothing to intervene and failed to immediately tell a doctor or his family.

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