Revisions to the State Operations Manual were released to state survey agencies by David Wright, the director of the Quality, Safety and Oversight Group at CMS, and are effective immediately with no further changes.
U.S. Senator Doug Jones Tuesday filed an amendment that would require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to submit an annual report on or before November 11 to the U.S. Congress on the ratings given to VA-run nursing homes.
Hospitals, surgical centers, nursing homes, home health agencies and other medical providers have to undergo regular inspections if they want to receive payments from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
After two recent deaths, Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration has issued an emergency moratorium forbidding any new admissions at the Floridian Gardens Assisted Living Facility in south Miami-Dade County.
In an effort to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities in the elderly, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued new recommendations to prevent falls and fractures in older adults.