Category: Tort Reform

Charles Grassley’s Push for Transparency

“CMS’ thirteen-year delay is slow even by bureaucratic standards and especially egregious given that the number of nursing homes owned by private equity has significantly increased since then” -US Sen. Charles Grassley wrote (R-IA). Recently Grassley sent a letter asking CMS to finalize CMS’ “overdue proposed rule that…failed to finalize and implement.” New rules will

New Rule

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a new rule that will require the disclosure of certain ownership, managerial, and other information regarding Medicare skilled facilities (SNFs) and Medicaid nursing facilities. See the link to the federal register for more details: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Disclosures of Ownership and Additional Disclosable Parties Information

CARES Act Fraud

A $105 million civil whistleblower lawsuit filed alleging CARES Act fraud. The 2020 program was meant to assist small businesses and was funded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act. The lawsuit shows the need for oversight on how nursing home operators spent COVID relief funds. The taxpayer money was

Providence Group

The nursing home today is largely considered a real estate play. What does the next generation of the nursing home look like? Where does the health-care-centric investor fit in or around it? Utah-based Providence Group is a management and ownership chain of 152 nursing home facilities. Providence Group operates in the states of South Carolina,

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Recently, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published policy statements on debt collection in the nursing home industry. See Federal Register. This is great news for families. The CFPB highlights “some of the difficulties and experiences heard from caregivers about being pursued over friends’ or family members’ alleged debts from nursing home facilities.” A Kaiser Family

Specialized Care

Fierce Healthcare reported on a new study about specialists in the nursing home industry. JAMA recently published a study showing the number of doctors and advanced practitioners who specialize on nursing home care increased by more than a third between 2012 and 2015. The number of specialists rose from 5,127 to 6,857, an increase of 33.7%.


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