Category: Regulatory enforcement

Fraud and Restitution

“Grossly and materially substandard” The Port City Daily reported another settlement involving SavaSeniorCare. The allegations include that Sava billed Medicaid for medically unnecessary services. Sava also failed to meet standards for nursing and custodial services. For years, Sava allegedly schemed to maximize billing and caused therapist to provide “unreasonable and unnecessary” rehabilitation services. The Georgia-based

Special Focus Facility

The KSHB 41 I-Team learned about the Special Focus Facility (SFF) program that flags nursing homes with a long history of abuse and neglect putting vulnerable adults in danger. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, created the program in 1998. The purpose was to monitor nursing homes that continuously fail to meet

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

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